Friday, July 22, 2011
The Indiana Supreme Court Court reduced by half a forty year sentence imposed on a defendant who had fallen asleep in a dentist's office (either drunk or drugged) while waiting for an appointment. The police were called after staff was unable to wake him. A weapon was found along with drug paraphernalia.
He was charged and convicted of felon in possession of a firearm and being a habitual offender.
The court found that twenty years was an "adequate response" to the situation. (Mike Frisch)