Thursday, October 20, 2005

of course, the important thing is to check back in thirty-one years for how he feels about the idea

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to because of Larry Bird.

The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird's jersey number 33.

"He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird's jersey," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. "We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be.


Anonymous said...

Good thing (for him) he wasn't a Wayne Gretzky fan.

Tom Volscho said...

it's bizarre that (but maybe not really) they would not care because it costs so much to house a prisoner that the state would not be interested in their long-run bottom line