Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Outing" alibi spurned as killer gets 50 to life

A California man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for shooting to death his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor at a meeting.
Jurors in Long Beach convicted Scott Gordon Reynolds of first-degree murder in the slaying of 33-year-old Uriel Noriega.

The 29-year-old Reynolds was sentenced Thursday. He testified he snapped after Noriega told other members at an AA meeting two years ago that Reynolds is gay. It's a secret confided by Reynolds to only his mother and AA sponsor.

Reynolds claimed he brought the weapon to the meeting at a church because he planned to commit suicide in front of fellow AA members. But prosecutor Patrick O'Crowley says that motive was never substantiated during the trial for Reynolds. (AP)

This is why you don't tell people any thing you are not willing to say yourself. Not to knock anyone in AA, but if I was in AA I still won't have told anyone anything that I didn't want anyone to know. Just remember that most in AA when their were drunks might had lose lips, and they still might now that they are sober.

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