I feel like I must be missing something in the recently filed Oakland County Child Killer lawsuit.
If I understand the facts correctly, an attorney acting on behalf of victim Kristine Mihelich’s mother
has filed suit against the current DA and sundry other officials alleging
a full scale cover-up in the OCCK matter, complete with additional victims, satanic cult activity, and active collusion
on the part of law enforcement. The evidence cited in the filing to support this sordid, far-reaching conspiracy?
Unverified information provided by an informant who will neither identify himself nor provide a scintilla
of evidence supporting his fantastic claims. The filing attorney, Paul Hughes, has created a website
asking for donations to fund the suit (a mere $1500 will buy you a complete copy of the phantom source’s allegations).
Sweet Christ, even Jacoby and Meyers would hang their heads in shame.
Specious evidence aside, Mr. Hughes has to know he’ll never overcome the inherent sovereign immunity issues
in his filing— both the state itself and officials working under the color of state law
are immune from liability unless they expressly agree to be sued. Even if this jamoke went to law school online he’s got to realize that,
barring a legal miracle, this case will never see trial.
Is this whole foofaraw simply a cynical cash grab by a heartless shyster
who somehow managed to bamboozle a grieving mother into believing that closure can be purchased at $1500 a pop?
Attorneys who file suits lacking a good-faith basis can be sanctioned,
and unless there’s some undisclosed bombshell evidence to which the public is not yet
privy I hope the Michigan Board of Bar Overseers takes action in this case. It’s one thing to waste
the court’s time and/or solicit bogus donations, but to toy with the families of murdered children for the
sole purpose of generating self-publicity and making an easy buck is another matter entirely.
The families of the OCCK victims have suffered enough.