I don't recall a trial in West Virginia that has drawn as much attention recently as the Michelle Michael murder trial in Charleston. For those not in the know, Michael is accused of murdering her husband for the insurance money and then burning down their home to cover up her crime. Adding to the intrigue, Michelle Michael was having an affair and, obviously, was having some marital issues. And the deceased was drugged before being burned. And Michael worked at a hospital.
Sounds like a great "Murder, She Wrote" or "Law & Order" episode. Except it's real. And when something is this sensational, people sometimes forget that real lives are being affected. The Michaels had children. Michelle has parents and relatives and friends. Same for James, the deceased. People forget their lives have been turned upside down by these events and view the trial as shear entertainment. But it's not entertainment in the least. It's a sad event that has left one person dead and destoryed the lives of so many others.
Hopefully justice will be done and, if Michelle Michael is guilty, she will spend the rest of her life behind bars. And, if she is innocent, hopefully she walks free. Regardless of the outcome, we need to remember that many lives have been forever altered negatively and not look at this trial as entertainment but rather the result of tragic events that could have been avoided.