A mucho stupid Pennsylvania man, convicted of drunk driving, showed up for his sentencing drunk according to this story by Morning Call reporter Chris Parker. The judge was thoroughly displeased.
A habitual sex offender with 14 priors, set free last year by a compassionate Washington jury, is back in jail facing charges for the 2004 rape and murder of a young woman according to a story by Tracy Johnson in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Cannibalistic plot? Kevin Ray Underwood made his first court appearance this morning in Purcell, Oklahoma. A judge ruled today that Underwood will be charged with first-degree murder for the strangulation of 10-year-old Jamie. According to the AP story, Underwood planned on eating the girl’s nearly decapitated body.
Oklahoma Execution. In other Oklahoma news, the state has modified its injection protocol to meet objections, according to this AP story. (Hat tip: Doug Berman.) However, the scheduled execution of James Malicoat was stayed anyway on the unusual ground that he was needed to testify in another inmate's hearing, according to this later AP story.