Recently I posted about using my cell phone to make positive ID on 2 former jailers who are now defendants in the death of an inmate in the Davidson County, NC jail. I had their pictures sent to my cell phone so that I could get the appropriate video for the story of them walking in and out of the courthouse.
My original post drew nasty comments from a woman who I am guessing is a family member including jabs like, "you vultures just want to shove a camera in their faces & put them on public display as if they are the criminals." and "I should have tried to run one of you idiots over instead. How's THAT for a news story?!?"
On one hand the writer of those comments was upset about us not getting the defendants' sides of the story(they refused to talk), on the other hand she wanted the story to just go away(not gonna happen in a high profile case like this).
I knew this story would play out over time and we'd get the official version of what happened in the jail that night that Carlos Claros Castros was killed. I was right that we would have to wait until the defendants' days in court. That day was today for one of the former jailers charged with 2nd degree murder.
Brandon Huie pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Involuntary Manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 to 20 months in prison.
But for us news vultures, I mean, crews at the courthouse today it was Huie's grand entrance with his family that was the most interesting. <----click there for video!