Martha's Vineyard resident Frank Hebert, who has been confined to a wheelchair for the past 10 years following a car accident, will be tried for beating the man who allegedly molested the girl he considers his granddaughter. Aren't there worse criminals out there we should be worried about prosecuting?
Hebert, a computer salesman, discovered that the granddaughter of his "life partner" (who is a woman) was molested by her stepfather. Hebert convinced the accused child molester, Joshua Hardy, to come to his computer store so he could turn him over to the police; when Hardy tried to leave the scene, Hebert hit him with a baseball bat to detain him until the cops arrived. Now Hardy is being charged with his crime—and he's also been indicted for harming another girl in a nearby town—but Hebert is now facing a trial, too, for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. If convicted, he could serve up to 10 years in jail.
You will never find a more sympathetic defendant than a wheelchair-bound grandfather beating up a child molester. I dare any jury in America to actually convict this guy.