Barry Bonds and AMERICA’S MOST WANTED finally crossed paths, and not in the way most of us would like.
(Remember me, guys? I’m still)
Giants fan Rafael Cuevas could spend life in prison after being sentenced Friday for killing a fellow fan in the parking lot after Bonds hit his 700th home run. Cuevas stabbed Tim Griffith on September 17, 2004, after Griffith bumped into his car, which is the kind of short temper you’d expect from an HGH user. (Mugshot of Bonds’ #1 fan after the jump.)
Cuevas then fled to Mexico and was profiled on AMW, which raises the question: whom would you least want on your tail? John Walsh or Pedro Gomez?
I suppose the former, since Bonds is still on the loose while Cuevas was nabbed at the border two weeks later. After a five-week jury trial, Cuevas was sentenced to 16 year to life. And, quite oddly, a $10,000 fine. That’ll show him!
And if you’re holding your breath waiting for Bonds to join him in jail, remember that you’re waiting for the government to take action. And while Congress certainly has always had more important things to do than police baseball, they’ve only realized that in the past couple of months.