Ashtown should be hung out to dry for insisting that this case remain in West Virginia. Should have been tried in PA where the KILLING took place.For someone who has been practicing law as long as she has, Ashtown comes across like such an amateur. She addresses the court with no assertion or professionalism whatsoever. And she reads directly from her notes! Like she's a family member offering an impact statement or something!
It's a blessing this was pleased out and didn't go to trial. I can't see her convincing a jury of anything.
1.) Better sentencing guidelines for such a violent crime.
2.) The State of PA would have paid for the incarceration of the defendants. Since Ashtown wanted the trial in WV, think she should reimburse the State for the expese of jailing these 2.