Judge Nearly Sent Man To Prison Before He Killed Four Kids, Shot Orlando Police Officer
By Steve Barrett, WFTV // June 15, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: A man who killed four children and shot an Orlando police officer was nearly sent to prison 19 days earlier, court records show.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A man who killed four children and shot an Orlando police officer was nearly sent to prison 19 days earlier, court records show.
In two different recorded hearings, Judge James Clayton came close to having Gary Lindsey Jr., 35, sent to jail.
In the second hearing, after ordering his release, the judge commented that Lindsey should have been going to jail for at least 73 months.
A month before Monday’s murderous standoff, Lindsey tried sneaking out of a Sanford Walmart with old shopping bags filled with stolen merchandise, officials said.
It was a violation of probation after a 2008 arson, where Lindsey owed the victim $20,000, according to records.
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