Originally Posted by County Mike
After War Machine gives his story, the judge suddenly speaks like she's uneducated. "you know, and um"....
Having the victim speak and say that he never agreed to the plea bargain probably carried some weight as well. Not sure I disagree with the verdict, but I definitely disagree with the Judge's choice of words.
Yeah, I agree with this. I read through the transcript earlier today & wasn't overly impressed by her professionalism, but I couldn't really disagree with her verdict. I some how completely managed to miss the fact that there was a plea deal, though. Not sure how I ignored that "little" piece of info, but to have a judge say "O, you've already plead guilty? Good, then I'm going to ignore your deal & throw the book at you anyway," is pretty sheisty, IMO.