Stockton court cases range from fascinating to the humdrum disposal of intellectually deprived lowlifes. Some cases are complex and morally nuanced. In others, the defendants are just guilty as sin.
A case of the latter was yesterday’s conviction of Aushua McDuff-Brown. A year ago, Brown got in an argument with a mother and child over a parking space. She thought that was worth killing the mother. So she tried to ram the woman with her car. Instead she killed an innocent little boy, Ruben Ramirez, 3.
McDuff-Brown then fled south; but she was caught. Yesterday she was convicted. She faces a minumum of 15 to life, though it’ll probably be worse. It should be.
Of course, the case had the mandatory morals-challenged mother. Janie Brown saw her murderous fugitive daughter as the victim. “They railroaded my daughter,” she bellowed.
No, the train delivered justice. Next stop, a nasty cage.