Monday, May 30, 2016

Judge Sentences Defendant To 12 Sundays of Baptist Services

Yesterday's Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the elaborate in-court discussion that led a Hamilton County, Ohio trial court judge to sentence defendant Jake Strotman, charged with attempted assault, to attend a local Baptist church for the next 12 Sundays.  He also paid $480 in court costs and $2800 in attorneys' fees.  The assault charge grew out of a brawl that developed outside a hockey arena between enthusiastic street preachers and hockey fans (including Strotman) who had been drinking at the game.  Strotman, a Catholic, is apparently happy with the sentence.