A judge threw a party in her courtroom for the sentencing of a man to life in prison.
A judge threw a party complete with balloons, streamers and a cake to welcome a former fugitive back to her court -- and sentence him to life in prison.
"You just made my day when I heard you had finally come home," Criminal Courts Judge Faith Johnson told Billy Wayne Williams, who had been convicted in absentia of aggravated assault after he disappeared a year ago. "We're so excited to see you, we're throwing a party for you."
Williams, 53, was accused of choking his girlfriend until she was unconscious. He failed to appear for his trial last November and was not captured until Thursday.
Before he was brought into the courtroom Monday, Johnson directed staff members as they placed balloons and streamers around the courtroom. A colorful cake was decorated with his name.
The most hilarious part of the article is this statement by the criminal.
"It seems like everyone wants to have a party, and it's fun for you people, but not for me," Williams told reporters as he was led away in handcuffs.
I'm thinking it probably wasn't fun for your girlfriend while you were choking her either you fuckhead!
I question the judge's actions though. While I'm all for harsh punishment, she might have taken it just a tad too far. Maybe she should have had the party outside afterwards while not in her robes and on the bench.
Bless her heart, if not her head. Now the dirtbag will probably get the case overturned on appeal because the judge hurt his feelings.
Posted by: Tom McCarthy on October 27, 2004 05:12 AM
I think it was original and she should be given credit for that. Also forget his feelings, he's a dirtbag. Can't he take a joke.
Posted by: Billy on October 29, 2004 03:06 AM