Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another DA debacle. Does this look like a Misdemeanor to you?

Anthony Gipson in General Hospital where I visited him. Picture is from WBRE.

How can DA witrhdraw two most serious charges?

"He was banging his head on pavement while unconscious."
How is this not aggravated assault?
Former employer says Michael Mackey belongs in a cage
Priors: Statutory Rape and DUI

Investigators say 28 year old Michael Mackey brutally beat 21 year old Anthony Gipson after he knocked out Gipson during a fight in downtown Wilkes-Barre in the early morning hours of October 19th. Mackey was arrested Friday morning on assault charges. Prosecutors say Gipson and Mackey had an argument inside a center city bar and that led to a fight in a nearby parking lot. Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Mamie Phillips said, "We know they had a fight but that fight turned out to be something much more. 

Mr. Mackey continued to punch Mr. Gipson even when he was out cold on the ground." Gipson suffered severe head and facial injuries and was in a coma for more than a day. He has since been released from the hospital. Mackey said nothing inside or outside of District Court but his attorney Curt Parkins told Eyewitness News, "We look forward to a hearing and trial to vindicate my client. The facts that are in the complaint sometimes are not what comes out in court."  Mackey is free on $10,000 bail and will have a hearing on November 10th.

See Bottom of file (Most serious charges withdrawn)

Restitution? What will Anthony Gipson ever see?
Sue the Tavern?  With the help of Leighton under new name (corner of Public Square)