A Weak Defence


Jurors saw a video of police interrogating Riley, who is accused of murdering Emma. At his trial in May 2018, Riley’s defense attorney argued in court that he never meant to hurt Emma. He only shot the gun to scare her and get her attention.

“He never intended to cause her harm, never intended to cause her death,” attorney Wesley Stone said. “Consistent with her reaching out to Riley regarding the events Saturday morning… he was attempting to get her to ask him for help again, sort of to be her protector. It’s been in his heart. It’s been in his mind. It’s been in just everything about him. Every day for the rest of his life, wherever that may be, he will have to live with that reality.”