You think he is lying? Why? Because he committed a crime to which he admitted?
There is no reason to disbelieve him.
You really have no evidence not to. Nor do I have any evidence to just take his word for it.
What we do have is a limited take of the Judges view of the individual resulting in the Judge handing down a 'suspension of sentence'.
That is noteworthy in regards as to whether or not the Judge may have believed him.
But like I have already said, we don't have all the information/evidence.
All I can say in regards to is, it is because you are still assuming that he was intentionally aiming at his head instead of the other possibilities.
How one person reacts is different from how another person will.
You are substituting what you think should/would have happened in relation to how you see things.
Not as to how they occurred.
How you react is different than how others react.
To me there is a difference in degree when it comes to yelling at someone or confronting them face to face. The later being a greater 'instigation' than the former, and more threatening than just some idiot yelling.
Of course there is a need to differentiate between what the prosecutor said and what the victim said. Especially when the two are miles apart.
And it is not beside the point when the Prosecutor states that 'he had no quarrel with the sentence handed to Diez.'. It is a clear indication that the sentence was proportional.
You seem to think that the sentence, which was within the guidelines is somehow light or a slap on the wrist. A sentence that the prosecutor had no quarrel with.
Then all I can say is that perhaps those who are outraged are not looking at the totality of the circumstances objectively, but instead subjectively based on what they have assumed happened.
This is what happens when we go from a rule of law, to a rule of ideology, period, end of story!
I live in Asheville, and anybody who is riding a bike through the tunnel here, with a kid, is putting their kid in some jeopardy. But shooting at someones head is even worse. This guy attempted murder, and should be tried for it. The father of the kid ought to get some kind of child endagerment trial himself. I'm trying to remember if there is even a sidewalk in the tunnel for pedestrians. I'll have to look next time I go through there. If there is a sidewalk, not a huge deal. But I am pretty sure there aren't any rails up.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis