Lauri’s son Josh has had a well documented struggle with drugs; however it was charges for an attempted murder that sent him to jail in 2016 and ended up changing his life completely. Lauri has insisted he was innocent since day 1 and seems to be campaigning in his honor as she has gone to multiple outlets to discuss the evidence.
Appearing on Megyn Kelly, Lauri detailed his arrest for a shooting with resulted in three counts of attempted murder and is still awaiting trial. Lauri has maintained his innocence and has been working on convincing others the same, while outlining the events of that night to prove her son is innocent.
Lauri notes that there was another suspect there that night and that while Josh: “was tested immediately [for gun shot residue]… he had no [gun shot residue] on him whatsoever… They did not test [the other possible suspect].”
Megyn pointed out that the prosecution maintains they have evidence that points to Josh’s guilt; however Lauri is convinced that while her son may have many issues, he is not guilty of this crime.
The silver lining in all of this is that it has forced Josh to stay sober, something Lauri sees as the only positive thing in this entire ordeal:
“So because Josh found the strength and resilience and he was able to without any help; he hasn’t been given any rehabilitation. Nothing but strength from himself. He’s really invested himself into this case and studied. And it’s really given him a purpose. So the silver lining is he is sober.”
These charges are very serious, so I’ll wait to see them play out in a court of law before forming any opinions.
Addiction is a devastating disease which often results in death, so I’m glad to hear that at least being behind bars has forced Josh to stay sober.