Tough Judge Who Intended To Give Witness Contempt Time For Causing Mistrial Relents After Testimony

Angry over a February courtroom outburst by a witness that caused a mistrial in a murder case, a Florida judge had told Raynaldo Carrillo, the 46-year-old brother of the slain man, to come back for a contempt hearing in April prepared to serve up to six months in jail. But after Carrillo remorsefully testified Friday about the incident, and a prosecutor blamed himself for not doing more to prepare him as a witness after deciding at the last minute to put him on the stand, Hillsborough Circuit Judge William Fuente instead sentenced him to five months of probation and 150 hours of community service, reports the Tampa Bay Times(Read Full Article Here)

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