Ma”Lik Richmond — one of the high school football players convicted of rape in Steubenville, Ohio — shouldn”t be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life because he”s only 16 … and therefor doesn”t have a fully developed brain … this according to Richmond”s lawyer.
Walter Madison went on “Piers Morgan” last night and told the CNN host why he plans to appeal the case — in which Richmond was sentenced to at least one year in juvenile prison for raping a 16-year-old girl with his fingers at a high school party.
As part of the punishment, Richmond will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life … something Madison says is completely unfair.
“I don”t believe that a person at 75 years old should have to explain for something they did at 16 when scientific evidence would support your brain isn”t fully developed … when evidence in the case would suggest that you were under the influence.”
Translation — if you”re underage and might do something stupid, make sure you get drunk first … so you have an excuse and can”t be held completely responsible.
After the comment, Morgan immediately fired back with rational thought — saying, “I got 3 teenage sons and when you get to 16, 17 … your brain”s developed enough to know you shouldn”t be raping girls.”
BTW — Richmond”s brain seems to be more developed than the one in his lawyer”s head … “cause the kid issued an emotional apology to the family of the girl in open court, acknowledging he did something wrong.