"After delivering the life sentence, The judge offered a confused-sounding explanation:Good for John Stossel. As we reported last week, Taylor's attorney has filed an appeal with the Nevada Supreme Court. We're convinced it's just a matter of time before this story gets even bigger. Stay tuned.
Ms. Taylor, you were charged with a crime with this sentence and apparently you weren't offered any plea deal... I've done a lot of these cases and I can't figure it out. To tell you the truth I don't know why they charge what they charge... and why they give plea bargains to some and others not, but I know that you had a jury trial, and you were charged, and this is the sentence. Good luck.
Good luck!? Julie Stewart of the group Families Against Mandatory Minimums tells us: 'We are following this to its bitter end -- fighting to get it overturned in the State Supreme Court -- to try to make sure that this is overturned not just for her case, but that they overturn the law.'
Once again, one-size-fits-all government policy imposes its nasty results."