A terminally ill puppy perishing in a biology demonstration hardly compares with the blatant murder of two healthy human beings by an enraged celebrity.

The OJ jury apparently thought that a beloved celebrity is held to a higher standard of proof than the rest of us. Unlike the OJ double murder case, the Preston "euthanization by nature" demonstration fell within the scope of prosecution discretion — to prosecute or not to prosecute.

The Preston jury did the right thing, in my opinion. Our attorney general could have legitimately declined to prosecute and would have saved everyone a futile "show trial."

Thank God it wasn't a squirrel. 

Jay B. Gaskill

Idaho Falls

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