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1,189 - Sentencing a Criminal

March 11th, 2016

Episode 371 of 489 episodes

Learn how not to spend the next 35 years in prison in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:30 Explanations: 3:27 Fast dialog: 20:14 Nancy: Hey, where have you been? Geraldo: I’ve been in the other courtroom watching the sentencing of that murderer. Nancy: Which murderer? Geraldo: The one who failed to get the charges reduced through a plea agreement. During the trial, her attorneys tried to show that there were mitigating circumstances, but the judge didn’t buy it. Nancy: Didn’t she commit two murders? Geraldo: That’s right. The judge sentenced her to 35 years to life in prison for each crime. Nancy: Will she serve them consecutively or concurrently? Geraldo: She’ll be serving them consecutively, so even with time off for good behavior, she’ll be spending the next 50 years or so in prison. Nancy: So her only hope now is an appeal, right? Geraldo: That’s right. I’ll be following this case for a long time to come. Nancy: And getting lots of good copy. Geraldo: Of course. What would we crime reporters do without juicy murders? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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