NOW THAT HER CHARGES HAVE BEEN ALTERED - TO GET HER OUT OF THE STATE'S MANDATORY 20 YEAR SENTENCE FOR SHOOTING AT HER HUSBAND - THEY ARE EVEN WORKING DOWN THE MANDATORY SENTENCE FOR HER REDUCED CHARGE.
FINE, BUT THEN GIVE THIS GRACE TO ALL CRIMINALS FACING HARD TIMES. SHE IS NO MORE SPECIAL THAN ANYONE ELSE'S WIFE, SISTER, BROTHER OR FATHER. EXTEND THIS COMPASSION TO ALL.
LIKELY PLEA DEAL FOR FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE CHIEF'S WIFE
Results of a psychoanalysis may save the estranged wife of Fort Lauderdale's police chief from spending a lot of time in prison for shooting at her husband.
BY TODD WRIGHT
Feb 7, 2009
[Excerpts] The estranged wife of Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley may be a week away from accepting a plea deal that could help her avoid significant prison time, attorneys told a Broward County judge Friday. Eleanor Adderly, 45, is accused of shooting at her husband in their Plantation home last year and chasing him to a neighbor's house. Circuit Judge Matthew Destry had expected an announcement of a plea deal Friday, but Adderley's attorney, David Bogenschutz, said he is awaiting psychiatric test results that could aid efforts in a possible plea deal. The results might be used to persuade prosecutors to lessen the charges against Adderley, who faces a 3 years mandatory sentence if convicted of shooting into an occupied dwelling, a second-degree felony, and third-degree aggravated assault... On July 8, she took several shots at her husband with his own gun while he was in bed, police said... Adderley told police she was just trying to scare her husband. Since the incident, Adderley has been out on bond, paid for by her husband. Authorities have kept tabs on her with an ankle monitor. Prosecutors stopped short of charging Adderley with the much more serious offense of attempted murder. That decision drew criticism from some observers... [Full article here]
- [FL] Eleanor shot at police chief husband "without intent to kill" - "Despite this trying time, I support and stand by my wife," Frank Adderley said in a prepared statement released to the media..."
- [FL] Police Chief Adderley is a domestic violence victim - of attempted murder or nothing major? - ..."The only way that was not an attempt to murder him would be if Mrs. Adderley were a CIA-trained marksman and was able to comfortably discharge the weapon knowing it would only land inches from his body"...
- [FL] Chief Adderley's wife Eleanor taunted him: Where's your gun? - ...On the night of July 8, Eleanor Adderley sent a text message to her husband asking where his gun was minutes before shooting at him...
- [FL] Chief's wife Eleanor switching her plea after shooting at husband - ...Eleanor Adderley allegedly fired several shots that night with her husband's service weapon, a 9mm Beretta...