District Attorney Derek Champagne said Knudson cooperated with the investigation from the start, which is part of the reason he got a lesser prison sentence.
He was also very drunk and went along with DeCarlo thinking he was to be his backup in a fistfight in case DeCarlo was outnumbered.
“Here he is drunk, celebrating after finding out his girlfriend is pregnant, and he decides to go help be protection for a fight,” the DA said.
“But he goes and sees the victim getting beaten and says, ‘Wait a minute. This isn’t right,’ and takes off. This guy could be a candidate for ‘World’s Dumbest Criminals,’” he said.
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