Miami, FL - Judge Enrique Solomon of Miami's 12th district
has offered his preliminary judgment on the fate of 6 year old Elian
Gonzalez. "Elian will be severed into equal pieces. Half
will remain in Miami, half will be returned to Cuba. Both families
will now be able to have little Elian."
Elian's great uncle Lazaro declared. "While
not pleased with this decision we will abide by the judge's decision. We
insist however that we get Elian's right half."
Elian's father was not as pleased, "I would have
preferred he be cut off at the waist and that I get his head and
torso, but this is better than nothing."
Mothers protesting in Cuba were pleased with the decision,
but are taking a wait and see approach. Spokesperson for the
protestors Juanita Dominguez had this to say, "While we are pleased that
this issue is finally settled, there are still a few points that
were not addressed in the judge's decision. Such as who gets
which half, and how Elian will be severed."
Lawyers for both sides have until next Monday to propose
how Elian will be severed. Lawyers for Elian's Miami relatives
have been mulling over several options such as a high powered laser,
chainsaw or battle axe.
A final decision will be handed down on Tuesday, January
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