I don't like to link two things together unnecessarily, but the father of murder suspect George Huguely IV is in trouble with the IRS, according to the Washington Examiner.
IV is the one currently parked in jail awaiting trial in the murder of his girlfriend and fellow U of Virginia lacrosse player, Yeardley Love. It would seem that he beat her head into a wall in a drunken rage, and now his crack defense team is mounting a strategy that appears to involve claiming that Yeardley had been drinking as well, and therefore must bear responsibility for her death, because IV is a rich carefree playboy, you see.
I do note that in the year he has been in the hoosegow, the world has continued to revolve and evolve, so we can probably keep going on if he were to be in stir for the next 60-70 years. His trial date is set for next February 6. As taxpayers, we are only too happy to pay for his continued lodging. According to the Examiner, he is in his jail cell 23 hours a day, and in the one hour he gets out, he can ride a stationary bike, make phone calls, or take a shower.
And meanwhile, there's a chance that his father might join him in the sin bin. George III is in hock to the IRS over a half-million bucks in unpaid taxes, the paper reports.
"Hey Dad! We're rich and carefree! How come we're locked up like common criminals?"
"Because we are, son. Beside my cheating on taxes, I failed to raise you in an atmosphere of basic human decency and respect. I should have taken action when you had to be Tasered in November 2008 while you were being arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest and public swearing, because this should have been an indication that you were not properly socialized. Yes, we sent you to the finest schools, and you learned nothing."
The preceding conversation might take place at some future date. Neither III or IV have been convicted of anything in the instant cases. And lightning never strikes twice in the same place.