10/20/2005: Yet Another Data Point....
in support of the principle that criminals are stupid.....
According to the Associated Press, an Oklahoma felon rejected the 30 year plea agreement that his lawyer negotiated with the prosecutor on charges of robbery and armed assault with intent to kill.
That's not so unusual. Lots of criminals don't want to do all the time the DA wants to give them. What's unusual about this case is that the defendant wanted more time.
A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to - all because of Celtics great Larry Bird.
The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird's jersey number 33.
"He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird's jersey," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. "We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be.
Len on 10.20.05 @ 07:57 PM CST