I too think Hays was well aware of exactly what Hanson's situation was with regard to Hanson's child support being in arrears and back taxes. And that's probably because Hanson told him all about it. (And they could be related too - cousins or brothers-in-law.)
But the thing is, how can the prosecutor possibly know (not to mention prove beyond a reasonable doubt) exactly what or was not in Hay's head? Judges always say "You can not tell me what was in the defendant's head. That's hearsay." The DA obviously knows that, so what does he have up his sleeve that makes him think he can get a conviction? Or maybe the DA is bluffing hoping he can get Hays take a plea deal.
Knowing that most District Attorneys wont charge someone unless they think there is a solid chance for a conviction, if the DA truly isn't bluffing, what makes him think he can put Hays away? G5
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