Short sentence for a short man: Judge feared 5-foot-1 convict would be "lunchmeat" in prison
Is this the height of foolishness?
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner sentenced 25-year-old Marcus Freeman to 18 months in county jail on Monday, taking note of Freeman's 5-foot-1-inch height.
The judge said he feared Freeman would be "lunchmeat" in a state prison, where any sentence longer than 18 months must be served.
The Capital of Annapolis reports that Freeman pleaded guilty to assault and entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault in a triple stabbing on Aug. 10.
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