Thursday, June 30, 2011
Judge Perry Puts the Hammer Down
Judge Perry sentenced a spectator in the Casey Anthony Trial to six days in jail and levied a $600 fine on him, due within six months. The spectator gave the prosecutor the middle finger in the courtroom. Luckily, the jury was not present or the judge would have likely declared a mistrial since it would have prejudiced the jury. Think of the wasted money had that happened.
For 20 min, the judge lectured and questioned the young man, Matthew Bartlett who works at TGI Friday's and lives with his mom. He read the young man the riot act. He could have given the guy 180 days, so the judge showed quite a bit of restraint.
I'm not a fan of Jeff Ashton, but I can't condone what the guy did. He has other outlets to vent his dislikes such as in a blog with low-volume readership!