Mollet found guilty of rendering criminal assistanceMay 25th, 2012 by josh farley
Jurors found Megan G. Mollet, charged by county prosecutors with rendering criminal assistance to the man that killed Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu, guilty Friday morning.
The verdict was read at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Here’s what I wrote about the attorney’s closing arguments Thursday:
In his closing arguments Thursday, Drury said that Mollet’s lies slowed investigators’ efforts to learn who Blake was and where he’d gone after dropping her off at a house on Sidney Road near Port Orchard.
“She concealed him with the intent to delay the apprehension or even to keep him from being prosecuted,” Drury says.
When first contacted by investigators, Mollet said she didn’t know Blake and claimed she had spent the night helping someone in Belfair move. But after authorities arrested her the next day, she admitted that she’d been with Blake when he shot and killed the trooper.
Morrison argued that Mollet was scared, and that failure to report a crime is not against the law. He pointed out that she never mislead investigators or attempted to provide misinformation.
Morrison also argued that police never told Mollet that they would protect her from Blake if telling the truth. Drury pointed out that she was surrounded by police when she lied.
Drury reminded jurors that Mollet testified that “I kept yelling at him and telling him he was stupid” after Blake shot Radulescu. The prosecutor said that didn’t sound like someone who was fearing for her life.
Morrison contended the pair was not Bonnie and Clyde and that prosecutors “wanted to make an example out of her.”
“Don’t hold her responsible for Joshua Blake’s murder,” Morrison says.