The headline above constitutes part of former Nittany Lion LaVon Chisley’s legal defense—namely, that he couldn’t have killed PSU senior Langston Carraway during the commission of an armed robbery because he made between $400 and $1,000 per week selling marijuana. Chisley is currently standing trial in Centre County Court for Carraway’s 2006 murder.
This is a sad case. I’ve commented on it before and it saddens me each time I revisit the issue. Here’s a guy who had a helluva lot going for him and he blew it. Not only did he get his ass kicked off the team, but also instead of learning his lesson he let his life spiral inexorably downward and out of control.
I guess that since it was a matter of public record that Chisley ran afoul of the law in Anne Arundel County Maryland, where he was locked up on drug charges, his defense attorney thought that record would be of use in proving Chisley innocent of murder.
He also skillfully presented the highly effective and erudite Roger Rabbit alibi and said he didn’t know how his DNA got inside a glove left outside Carraway’s apartment that also bore Carraway’s blood. If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit. No Johnny Cochran here to save yo’ ass, LaVon.
LaVon, man, you’re in deep shit.