The State of New York vs. Caroline Corinthos begins Thursday, June 7.
General Hospital’s Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) goes on trial for two counts of attempted murder accused on pushing a pregnant Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier) down a flight of stairs at the Quartermaine mansion. If convicted, Carly faces 15 years in prison. Her attorney legal eagle Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) has advised her client to plead temporary insanity, reasoning that a few months at a mental hospital like Shadybrooke is better than the maximum security prison Pentonville. But Carly is not guilty as Nelle’s fall was an accident. Additionally, Nelle had been scheming for months to make Carly believe she (Carly) was going crazy. Carly realizing what Nelle was up to lead to a confrontation between the two women and Nelle’s subsequent fall. Carly’s story that she and Nelle were arguing and struggling over a baby blanket can’t be proven because the blanket is missing (Ava Jerome has it). And even if the blanket and other evidence of Nelle’s gas-lighting of Carly is found by Jason, it gives Carly motive for pushing Nelle.
So what choice should Carly make? She doesn’t want to say she’s guilty for something she didn’t do, especially since it is admitting to trying to kill her grandchild by causing its mother to miscarry. Jason agrees with Carly, but Diane and Sonny rather Carly render a guilty plea than take her chances and risk a conviction.
If you were in Carly’s shoes, what would you do?
General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.
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