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Skooter
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Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
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In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.

But in the case of Terry Lee Morris, the device was used as punishment for refusing to answer a judge’s questions properly during his 2014 trial on charges of soliciting sexual performance from a 15-year-old girl, according to an appeals court. In fact, the judge shocked Morris three times, sending thousands of volts coursing through his body. It scared him so much that Morris never returned for the remainder of his trial and almost all of his sentencing hearing.

The action stunned the Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, too. It has now thrown out Morris’s conviction on the grounds that the shocks ordered by district judge George Gallagher, and Morris’s subsequent removal from the courtroom, violated his constitutional rights. Since he was too scared to come back to the courtroom, the court held that the shocks effectively barred him from attending his own trial, in violation of the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment



He wasn't THAT scared. Took it 2 more times.


jamboybarry
LSU Fan
I Putt Out
Member since Feb 2011
20389 posts

re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
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Tarrant County, Tex


Don’t play no fricking games


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ThatMakesSense
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2015
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
Ain't no such thing as half way crooks.


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msutiger
Louisiana Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2008
61235 posts

re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
Good. Everyone deserves a fair trial. If the guy doesn't want to answer a question, let the jury hold that against him.


SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
I would pay money to see that authoritarian prick of a judge spend 15 minutes in general population of a Texas prison.


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Sao
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University Park, TX
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

I come to TD for my news quite often. I have to say, this is a very shocking current event.


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Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
47755 posts

re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
man, that is some fricked up sounding shite. maybe Russia is, in fact, having a little more influence over our society than we would like to believe...


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Bestbank Tiger
Tulane Fan
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
Did this fall under the shocked conscience rule?


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TH03
Iowa State Fan
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
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The action stunned the Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, too


Careful with the choice of wording here.


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NYNolaguy1
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
Shocker.


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tLSU
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
You have the right to remain silent, not to just talk over the judge.


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Mr Breeze
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
Electrifying story


SeeeeK
Missouri Fan
St.Louis
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
This story got me all charged up.


fladohado
New Orleans Saints Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jan 2010
2195 posts

re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
Couldn’t of been as scared as that 15 yr old girl. frick him id shock him 3 more times


brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
21269 posts

re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
They don't frick around here. We have white republican mayor and a safe downtown because of it. Electrocute all the kid frickers.


MasterofTigerBait
Member since May 2009
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
A black or Hispanic republican wouldn’t be up to your racist standards?


SeeeeK
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St.Louis
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
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black or Hispanic republican wouldn’t be up to your racist standards


People of color can't be racist, so we've been told.


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Evolved Simian
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I will reward the first person to execute that judge!!!




Overreact much?


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Walt OReilly
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Next Year U
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re: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.
I’d be careful saying something like that on social media this day and age. I know your joking around but you have posters like owlfan that may contact authorities.


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Cajun367
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