10-27-2004, 12:52 AM #1"I'm tough,ambitious,and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a B*#@%, Okay"
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
Judge throws party as she sends man to prison
A judge welcomed a former fugitive back to her courtroom with balloons, streamers and a cake before sentencing him to life in prison.
"You just made my day when I heard you had finally come home," 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, who has a criminal record dating to the 1980s, was accused of choking his girlfriend until she passed out. He failed to appear for his trial last November and was captured on Thursday at a gas station in suburban lington.
Before he was brought into the courtroom on Monday, the judge directed staff members as they placed balloons and streamers around the courtroom. A colourful cake was decorated with his name and one candle to signify the year he spent on the lam.
"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.
10-27-2004, 02:59 AM #2Registered User
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- Aug 2003
- Denver CO
This sounds cruel and unusual to me.This is my opinion, and change is good.