Ronnie Joe Neal, a killer sentenced to die, wants justice.
Not for the schoolteacher he raped and murdered. Not for the daughter he abused and impregnated. Not for the litany of crimes he's committed over two decades.
No, Neal wants justice for himself. For the way he's allegedly been mistreated in the Bexar County Jail.
So the other day he sued the county and four of its officials for $35 million.
This psycho nutjob tried to kill himself and failed so now he is suing the county because for
"outrageous conduct by government, law enforcement and medical officials who exhibited willful, despicable regard for human life and a gross negligence toward Plaintiff that shocks and would shock the conscience of any reasonable prudent human being."
But it gets better. He claimed he was retarded but the jury didn't buy it. Now he claims he's brain damaged as a result of his suicide attempt when the county officials did nothing to aid him.
On the one hand, Neal claims to be mentally debilitated.
On the other hand, he claims to understand the legal jargon contained in a 17-page lawsuit.
At the end of the complaint are the words, "I, Ronnie Joe Neal, do hereby certify and verify under the penalties of perjury that the foregoing complaint I have read in its entiretiy (sic) and every statement madie (sic) thiein (sic) is true and correct to the best of my knowledge."
Hmmmm. If he is suffering from anoxic brain injury and mangaes to understand and file a 17 page legal complaint, it verifies a belief I've held about lawyers for some time. But I doubt any of it is true. I think Mr. Neal was put up to it by his lawyer James Myart, who also represents Cynthia McKinney.
Retarded to begin with, suffers oxygen-deprivation brain damage, and yet he can remember enough senesations, timelines, and medical conditions to file a 35 million dollar law suit. I don't think anyone will buy this. But I almost wish he gets a settlement. Then the family of his victim will have something to go after.
Hat Tip The Thinklings