Posted on | October 2, 2013 | 42 Comments
Hunt’s attorney was involved in crafting the deal, Workman said, and Hunt is expected to accept the plea agreement.
She had refused at least two other deals.
“I believe this is a fair and balanced offer that protects the victim while giving Ms. Hunt the ability to avoid the most severe consequences of her crimes by demonstrating that no further punishment is necessary,” Workman said.
So, nearly five months into this ugly public spectacle — which could have been avoided entirely, if only Kaitlyn Hunt had been willing to accept the original plea bargain — we now may be within sight of the end.
It was only because of the Hunt family’s hope of making their daughter the Jailbait Lesbian Poster Girl, a heroic martyr for gay rights, that anybody outside Indian River Count ever heard of this tawdry little mess, which ordinarily would have ended with a three-paragraph item in the local newspaper’s courts-and-cops column.
UPDATE: Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC-TV reports that Kaitlyn Hunt has in fact accepted the plea deal, although we do not yet have any statement from Hunt’s attorney confirming this. Thanks to @NASCARNAC for this tip. It’s amazing how Twitter has enabled me to stay on top of this story for the past four-and-a-half months, and there are a lot of people due hat-tips for helping with the coverage.