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Judge Throws Party for Man Then Jails Him for Life




A Texas judge welcomed fugitive back to her court, throwing him a party that included balloons and a cake. Then, she sent him to prison for life.


?You just made my day when I heard you had finally come home,? Dallas Judge Faith Johnson told Billy Wayne Williams, who was captured last week after nearly a year on the run.


Williams, who was accused of choking his girlfriend until she was unconscious, failed to appear for his November trial and was convicted and sentenced in his absence.


Johnson sentenced Williams to life in prison for aggravated assault.


But the send-off failed to cheer Williams up.


?It seems like everyone wants to have a party, and it?s fun for you people, but not for me,? Williams said as he was led away in handcuffs.


Williams has a lengthy criminal record and has used numerous aliases to elude authorities.


Before Williams was brought into the courtroom, Judge Johnson directed gleeful courtroom staff members as they placed balloons and streamers around the courtroom. A colourful cake was decorated with ?Welcome Home Billy Ray Williams.?


?We?re so excited to see you, we?re throwing a party for you,? Johnson told the fugitive.


Wonder if Das was there :mischief2

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