Judge Loses His Re-election and Sets All the Defendants Free

After Glenn Devlin lost his re-election in Texas, the judge released all of the juveniles who appeared before him, if they answered no when asked if they planned on killing anyone.

It is not known how many juveniles were released.

“‘If I release you, will you go out and murder anybody?’ And so, if the juvenile said no, they were released,” public defender Steve Halpert told KTRK-TV about the hearing. “Judge Devlin would never normally ask that question of a juvenile. This was unusual.”

“I’m not sure that I can wrap my [head] around what he’s actually doing,” said Alex Bunin, the local public defender.



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