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Atherton burglary suspect sentenced to jail

Original post made on Apr 27, 2010

A San Mateo County judge has handed down a sentence of six months in jail to Beata Wyszynska, 59, who Atherton police apprehended in February as she tried to leave a home through a broken window, prosecutors said.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 11:37 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Ranch Gal, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Apr 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm

never said whether they apprehended the other subject or not.


Posted by nitpicker, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Call her the Atherton burgler - she's been tried and convicted. Suspects don't get sentenced, only convicted criminals.


Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Life is so uncomplicated, isn't it, Nitpicker?


Posted by nitpicker, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm

In this particular case, yes, it is very simple. As to the burglar's motives - I'm sure there are reams of complicated backstory worthy of understanding. That's a separate issue. My comment was directed at the weaseling headline; the lawsuit-driven use of the term "suspect," when, in fact, there is no longer a suspect, only a convicted and sentenced criminal.

[Editor's note: Good point. We changed the head on the story to: Woman sentenced for Atherton burglary. The head at the top of this thread will stay the same since that's what the comments are about. But if you click on the Web link, you will see the new head.]


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