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November 20, 2008

A not-so-clever way to seek a sentencing postponement

This local story from Florida provides an interesting companion to the recent story from Australia on the broader topic of dumb sentencing strategies.  Here are the basics:

A Vero Beach man accused of making two bogus bomb threats earlier this month to “avoid his pending commitment to prison,” has been arrested, according to records released Thursday.

Deandre Love, 26, faces two counts of false report of a bomb in connection with the Nov. 7 incidents that happened just before Love was supposed to appear before Circuit Judge Robert Belanger for a felony sentencing hearing....

Investigators came up with Love’s name by researching cell phone information, and compared a recording of the 911 call to court proceedings.  “The confirmed voice of the defendant was consistent with voice of the suspect who called in the bomb threat to 911/dispatch,” sheriff’s records show.

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