◼ He called his trial a sham, he ranted on about his attorney with the same accusations he made during closing arguments in his outburst and when he got to speak, which is his right, he strung together sentences with unrelated legal words and rambled on. - John Chiv/Words Worth
Judge Miles stated her tentative decision of denying probation and sentencing Nelson to prison for life for attempted homicide of a peace officer with the possibility of parole. She gave him an additional consecutive term of 20 years for the special allegation of discharging of a firearm.
The attorneys got to speak next. " There is not much for the People to say," said Ms. Neel. "This is a mandatory sentence. This is something that did not have to happen. Mr. Nelson does not want to take responsibility for his conduct."
◼ Justice for Bang today? - John Chiv/Words Worth
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