Okay, we get it. You really think the lady was involved in this unfortunate case. And she may well have been, but didn't Government 101 teach us that old truism "innocent until proven guilty?"
No, the charges aren't groundless. Elisa Baker was, in fact, still married to her former husband for over a year after entering holy matrimony with new catch Adam Baker. The issue here is not the basis of the charge, but its timing.
To me it seems, perhaps, a bit too convenient that these charges would surface now, just months after the tragic death of Baker's stepdaughter. We've seen it all before: controversial or high-profile cases being deferred to smaller charges just to 'put the guy away' (see Julian Assange and the "rape" allegations he now faces).
The moral of this smear story seems to conflict with the old ideas of guilt and innocence in a court of law: if enough people believe you deserve it (i.e. more than just attorneys, even the media/public), you will be blamed and punished.
Cases like this should open our eyes to the not-so-objective point of view of the American justice system. When a technically harmless crime is used as an excuse to keep an assumed 'criminal' in a bad light or even behind bars, the real joke becomes the laws themselves.
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