She shouldn’t have to defend herself or her actions. The case was over and the jury decided the The Child is grown the dream is gone I have become comfortably numb shirt guilt and sentence. I wish people would stop picking apart everyone else’s actions and start tending to their own. God bless you, Judge! I pray for the family that lost a son/brother for peace & comfort for this terrible tragedy they have been put through and prayers for this young woman who made a terrible mistake. She will serve time, her life will never be the same but hopefully, when she gets out she will be able to work with families that have gone through hardships of losing loved ones.
If the judge felt she had to hug her, the The Child is grown the dream is gone I have become comfortably numb shirt knows she made the wrong decision. Any judge has the power to overturn the jury’s verdict if it was legally insufficient, which here, it was. This judge screwed up in so many ways I cannot count them all That aside, it was completely inappropriate for a judge to have a personal interaction with a criminal defendant. There are canons of judicial conduct and rules that forbid this kind of behavior.
Good for her…while we try to separate church and state…our civil laws parallel with those in the The Child is grown the dream is gone I have become comfortably numb shirt….this judge did her job and if she wants to give a hug and a bible to someone…good for her…this young woman needs some compassion. I said this when this came out last week she did this. Sometimes the human element of a situation dictates how to handle it despite the “appropriate” thing to do.