The Defendant who made a run for it was sentenced this morning. As he had to, the judge ordered 6 years in the pen but probated the sentence. He made the probationary period as long as he could (10 years) and also assessed 180 days in jail as a condition of probation.
The Defendant just earned the first "Bum Steer" award of 2009 by Texas Monthly.
And on the probation. The guy had no criminal history despite being in his 40 and the evidence connecting him to the dope wasn't that strong. The jury deliberated on his guilt for over three hours.