'The DA's very quick decision'

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Does anyone feel that the district attorney came to a very quick decision in the recent stabbing death in Janesville on August 22?

Ms. Stone stabs Mr. Thomas and then drives him to the hospital where he dies and 24-48 hours later the district attorney decides that Stone will face no charges. Go back and read the explanation given which seems to be a pre-determination of what the jury would decide without ever being convened. Could there be other factors not directly related to the incident that were factors in this decision?

There seems to have been a quick review of the background of the couple. The article says the police spoke with several people who said Stone and Thomas fought in the past but there are no witnesses to this incident. How does this prove the stabbing was self defense? Then the article states they cannot prove she had the requisite intent for murder. Maybe she didn't intend to kill a man she had an ongoing relationship with but she did bring a knife and she used it. There are other lesser charges to be used when an incident results in death.

Every event that results in the loss of life does not require intent. Physical assault In the past is not a sufficient basis to claim Stone could prove self defense in this instance. I would think that an inquiring reporter would take a closer look at all the facts surrounding this death and the person who admittedly caused it.

Dorothy Harrell

Beloit

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