Court stops Mont. judge from undoing rape sentence

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  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    @ lost in DC: :)

    I think the sentence is unpopular because it is viewed as unjust - and unjust may be the better word to use.

    This judge has made some really bad decisions lately. Hopefully once the sentence is reviewed through the proper channels it will be changed.

    It may be time for this judge to step down.

  • TripleCrown Santa Ana, CA
    Sept. 7, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    The judge is now blaming the prosecutor for not objecting after the fact to his own inappropriate sentence? Classic case of blaming somebody else for one's own mistakes.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    first off, believe it or not, I agree with what you said.

    How about if the sentence is unjust?

    Even then, the prosecutors and everyone else involved are saying the state's appeal of the sentence needs to go on, then the state supreme court can remand it back to this "judge", and he can then properly correct his enormous error.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    As much as the original sentence sucks, this is the correct ruling. Judges shouldn't be able to change a sentence because it is unpopular.