Teen's Felony Case Thrown Out

The case of an Oklahoma teen who was charged with a felony for writing a violent short story about attacking his school has been dismissed by a judge who ruled that prosecutors failed to prove the teen actually intended to commit the act. —Kim ZetterTeen’s Felony Case Thrown Out  (Wired)

A turning point in the trial was when Brian’s mother used Google to demonstrate that the first paragraph of the story Brian expanded into a military assault on the school was sample text supplied with a textbook for Adobe PageMaker.

I blogged a bit about the effect of juxtaposing Brian Robinson’s mugshot and family snapshot from his website. Robinson now wants to go into journalism.