A Continuing Travesty of Justice
I can’t believe this is still ongoing:
Call it a farce, call it a travesty, call it legal loonie tunes. Paul Kelly still can’t get into the cabin he owns in Exeter near the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. He pays the taxes and pays the mortgage, but he can’t walk in the door.
“I’ve spent so much money,” says Kelly, “and I haven’t even gotten up to the plate yet.”
Kelly, who went to war in Iraq at the age of 51, not only can’t he get in his cabin, he can’t even stand up in court and say why it’s so crazy and unjust to keep him out.
He goes to court regularly with his lawyer, Pat McKinney. And he hears Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson grant yet another continuance before testimony can be heard. There were continuances in January, February and March.
The case of Paul Kelly-and-home-denied is scheduled for its next court go-round in May.
For those who aren’t familiar with the details, Kelly allowed a down-on-her-luck exgirlfriend to stay at his place while he went off to war. Upon his return, she filed a restraining order and refused to leave and has, apparently, been gaming the system ever since.