The court knocks on the judge, suggesting he is on the “wrong line of work”

Detroit (AP) — Michigan Heretic Judge Biting into a criminal defendant It has been criticized again by the High Court.

The Michigan Court of Appeals investigates misconduct about how Jackson County Judge John McBain handled the sentence of a woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day 2015. Suggested that it was ripe.

The court overturned the 30-year minimum imprisonment and said another judge had to handle the case. It was the second time McBain’s work was set aside. His first sentence was at least 35 years. Both were much higher than the guidelines.

“If a judge is unable to comply with the law decided by the High Court, he is in the wrong position,” the Court of Appeals said in a 3-0 opinion on Tuesday.

Dawn Marie Dixon Bay, 49, claimed self-defense and was convicted of a second murder for a fatal puncture wound on Greg Stack.

However, the Court of Appeals said McBain treated Dixon Bay as if he had been convicted of a planned first-class murder. The court said the judge had burned her and broke her right to speak.

“She stabbed the victim twice instead of once and killed him with cold blood …. she planned it,” McBain said at a 2020 hearing.

McBain’s actions “may justify an investigation by the Judicial Retention Commission,” said judges Amy Ronine Klaus, Jane Markey, and Douglas Shapiro, referring to surveillance agencies.

McBain’s office declined to comment on Wednesday.

In a discussion on December 14, Klaus said he had read the record of the hearing and felt it was “terrifying.”

McBain is known for his sharp remarks: YouTube court excerpts were seen Hundreds of thousands of times. In 2015, while deciding a man who had invaded a police officer’s house, the judge wanted the owner to return in time.

“What do you know? You may not go to the Corrections Bureau for 10 years,” McBain said. “You may be buried in some graveyards.”

The judge once took off his robe and helped police detain a rebellious man in his court.


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