Should Lona Scott be out on bail?

Should Lona Scott be out on bail?

Created by Concerned on Apr 30, 2008

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Justice will prevail

Louisville, KY

#2 Apr 30, 2008
Absolutely. I attended the bond hearing and heard all of the evidence. There are compelling mitigating circumstances to this case, and the court agreed. Lona met all of the criteria under Georgia law for bail to be granted. Lona is not a threat to society and is not a flight risk. She wants her day in court to explain and defend the events of that night and everything leading up to that night. You cannot simply look at the end result and develop an opinion. The facts recited on these forums are either wholly incorrect or grossly incomplete. Any opinion developed without considering all of the evidence is an uneducated opinion. Remember, in this country people are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. The State has an uphill battle in this case and it is their burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Cases are not to be tried in the public forum. Let the attorneys and court do their jobs.

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bottom line

Marietta, GA

#3 Apr 30, 2008
Cold blooded murder.

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Bolton, Canada

#4 May 1, 2008
She KILLED a human being

Acworth, GA

#5 May 12, 2008
Proven guilty??? She already killed a human being, the father of her children. Proven guilty of what??? She did it.

It's a matter of punishment. I hope she's under house arrest, at least.

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Conley

Decatur, GA

#6 May 13, 2008
Justice will prevail wrote:
Absolutely. I attended the bond hearing and heard all of the evidence. There are compelling mitigating circumstances to this case, and the court agreed. Lona met all of the criteria under Georgia law for bail to be granted. Lona is not a threat to society and is not a flight risk. She wants her day in court to explain and defend the events of that night and everything leading up to that night. You cannot simply look at the end result and develop an opinion. The facts recited on these forums are either wholly incorrect or grossly incomplete. Any opinion developed without considering all of the evidence is an uneducated opinion. Remember, in this country people are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. The State has an uphill battle in this case and it is their burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Cases are not to be tried in the public forum. Let the attorneys and court do their jobs.
This is the reason all the courts are so backed up. She admitted she did it! Lona and their daughter were the only other people in the house. Black and White is what this case is. If she was being abused should all women or men just shoot their spouse. No you find away and get out. NOT keep going back for more! When she left the first time she should have stayed gone.

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“Obongohead Loves You!”

Since: Nov 07

Decatur, GA

#7 May 13, 2008
All she has to do is play the Mary Winkler abuse excuse card and say she was sexually abused by her perverted hubby and he made her wear pug ugly platform shoes and a .98 cent K-mart fright wig during their kinky sex. Of course it will be her word against his and he ain't saying anything anymore.

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Justice will prevail

Louisville, KY

#8 May 14, 2008
Conley wrote:
<quoted text> This is the reason all the courts are so backed up. She admitted she did it! Lona and their daughter were the only other people in the house. Black and White is what this case is. If she was being abused should all women or men just shoot their spouse. No you find away and get out. NOT keep going back for more! When she left the first time she should have stayed gone.
Conley, you have only further proven my point regarding uneducated opinions. You cannot look at the end result and simply develop an opinion. There are too many compelling mitigating circumstances in this case for it to be deemed "black and white." Any opinion developed without considering ALL of the evidence is an uneducated opinion. Any person who thinks one can just "get out" of an abusive situation is naive. Many relationships are not that simple, and the relationship between Lona and Cliff was clearly a complicated one.

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Since: Apr 08

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#9 May 14, 2008
Conley wrote:
<quoted text> This is the reason all the courts are so backed up. She admitted she did it! Lona and their daughter were the only other people in the house. Black and White is what this case is. If she was being abused should all women or men just shoot their spouse. No you find away and get out. NOT keep going back for more! When she left the first time she should have stayed gone.
She did stay gone, wasn't he shot in HER HOUSE?

I agree with the post above, you have no idea what it is like to be in an abusive relationship until you experience it your self. Just because they had money, doesn't mean she was living a charmed life. You would be surprised how many prominent figures in society are actually not only physically abusive, but mentally and emotionally. Often the more successful the man becomes the more emotional abusive he can become. Taking out daily stresses and his own feeling of inadequacy by putting his spouse down and forcing her to believe she is nothing with out him. Also, that if she leaves, she will loose everything including the children, because he’s the one who makes the money, he will get the kids, she is nothing with out him. I know of one wife who (while the marriage was good), agreed to taking some intimate photos one night with her husband (many people do this!). But when she got the strength to stand up to his abusive behavior and leave him, he made copies of the pictures, that he wasn’t in, and used them in court, claiming she was running a prostitution ring out of their home during the day, while the children were in the house. He claimed that the photos were provided to him by one of her clients. All claims that were never substantiated. This was in an attempt to take custody of the children. Since she had no marketable skills after being home with her children for 9 years and giving up her certifications and license for her career, she could not find a job to support her three children and herself only on her income, she choose to relinquish custody to him, thinking that the children were better off in their old home then in the little two bedroom apartment she was renting. Forty five days later she was found dead, suicide! He was able to convince her that her life was worth nothing, especially with out her children, and destroy her soul. He may not have put the pills in her hand, but his abuse was the cause of her death! She is not the only woman out there that has faced these decisions, and certainly not the only tragic story to be told

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Since: Apr 08

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#10 May 14, 2008
If you honestly believe that our Court System is about Justice for the Victim, you are truly delusional! Our Courts have left behind what is right and wrong; it is about what kind of a name the Attorneys can make for them selves. Every Attorney dreams of getting that one chance to change Case Law, and have his or her work published in the next Law Text. Law now a day is not about up holding citizens to what is written by our forefathers. But how we can change it to fit our needs. It’s not about rights of the victim; it’s only about the rights of the accused. The wheels of justice often grind slowly and unfairly! Especially for Victims! The question in this case is who is the victim?? Lona or Cliff??

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Shelley

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jun 11, 2008
I went to school with Cliff and dated him for a short time. I knew him well. I am very sorry to hear that he died this way. I don't know the circumstances of this tragic situation, but I do know that she is entitled to a her day in court. Let the justice system do what it does. Justice will prevail.

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She KILLED a human being

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jun 15, 2008
So it's true that Lona has a 9th grade education?

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itow

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jun 25, 2008
I lived across the street from them for seven years and never saw any signs that lona or the girls were mistreated in any way, I found Clif to be a great neighbor, All she had to do was get in the car and leave. She need to be in prison
Justice will prevail wrote:
Absolutely. I attended the bond hearing and heard all of the evidence. There are compelling mitigating circumstances to this case, and the court agreed. Lona met all of the criteria under Georgia law for bail to be granted. Lona is not a threat to society and is not a flight risk. She wants her day in court to explain and defend the events of that night and everything leading up to that night. You cannot simply look at the end result and develop an opinion. The facts recited on these forums are either wholly incorrect or grossly incomplete. Any opinion developed without considering all of the evidence is an uneducated opinion. Remember, in this country people are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. The State has an uphill battle in this case and it is their burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Cases are not to be tried in the public forum. Let the attorneys and court do their jobs.

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SAD

United States

#16 Jun 26, 2008
Unfortunatly, good neighbors don't always make good husbands. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors and its not for any of us to place judgement on Cliff or Lona. It's all up to the courts at this point.

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Shelley

Griffin, GA

#17 Nov 26, 2008
My prayers are with the Scott family this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. May God draw near you and comfort you.
the woman killed the man

United States

#18 May 15, 2009
This man did nothing wrong, he loved his kids so much he was working so hard for them he would do anything for them, he just wanted to make them happy, she took advantage of his money, an then when he finally said no, she knew that she had lost controll of him, and killed him. THERE WAS NO KINKY SEX!

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Ranger

Gastonia, NC

#19 May 15, 2009
The questions to be asked are is she a flight risk, and would releasing her present a danger to herself and others? If she is not then she should be out on bail. Why? Innocent until proven guilty.

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Summer of Love Baby

Des Moines, IA

#20 Jun 16, 2009
"THERE WAS NO KINKY SEX!"
LOL. How do you know? Were you having their home monitored?

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Griffin GA

Griffin, GA

#21 Feb 2, 2010
Well, it's in the hands of the Jury now. No matter what the outcome, please remember the children and Cliff's family in your prayers. They are the ones who will suffer for the rest of their lives.
the truth

Powder Springs, GA

#22 Feb 6, 2010
no one seems to realize that the crazy woman was a black belt in karate and quit nursing her child to go train police officers... an yet she claims self defense

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the verdict is in

Norcross, GA

#23 Feb 8, 2010
Mistrial verdict today

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