What the hell? Only 4 months for attempted murder? The judge cited his honorable service in military, his position as a firefighter, and his all around good guy image, as mitigating factors. You know what? I don't give a damn. He shot a guy in the head. The guy is lucky his bicycle helmet took the bullet, sparing his brain.Police said Charles Diez, an Asheville firefighter since 1992, stopped his car to confront a couple riding bikes along heavily traveled Tunnel Road. Diez was apparently incensed by Alan Simons carrying his 3-year-old child on a seat mounted on the back of his bike. After an argument, Diez pulled a gun and shot at Simons, but the bullet passed through Simon's bicycle helmet, just missing his skull, police said.
I don't care if it is Jesus Christ who shoots someone in the head, in an act of attempted murder. He should do hard time. Someone please shoot the judge, then let's see if that judge would be just as lenient. LOL. Seriously, though......
1) The shooter belongs in prison.
2) That judge does not belong on the bench.
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