This is another article about the two witnesses who requested immunity in the Tobin Kerns trial. Pretty much all you need to know are in the following two paragraphs…
Kerns, 17, is charged with conspiracy to commit crimes, promotion of anarchy, and threatened use of deadly weapons at school. Kerns, then a junior at Marshfield High, was arrested in September 2004 after three fellow students — Joseph Nee, Daniel Farley, and Joseph Sullivan — told police that he was planning an attack on the high school and had compiled a hit list of students, school officials, and police officers, authorities say.
Farley and Sullivan were expected to testify against Kerns on Tuesday. The court appointed attorneys to counsel them about their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The trial was delayed when the youths requested, through their court-appointed lawyers, immunity from being prosecuted as coconspirators.
So Nee, Farley, and Sullivan went to police to report Kerns. Now all of a sudden they want immunity. I wonder if it’s because they don’t want to incriminate themselves or they don’t want to incriminate Nee who is the son of the head of the Boston Police union? Some people from Marshfield who have contacted me or have left comments on my site have said that Farley and Sullivan should have been arrested too. It’s starting to look like they may have been right.