This very strange story has finally been resolved, more or less: the mother has been convicted, with sentencing and the trials of the co-conspirators still to come. The extra-special highlight is that Michelle MacDonald, her crazy lawyer, is running again for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Presumably the Strib endorsing the qualified and non-crazy incumbent will get enough people to the polls to keep her far away from elected office. Go if you live in a relevant district, go vote on Tuesday!
Update: in the primary, the incumbent Hudson won a solid 65% of the vote, but MacDonald goes through to the general election as well. Also, congrats to my soon-to-be new state representative Ilhan Omar (Strib 1, 2).