Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Case sours more for Too Sweet

Judge Melvin Priester, Sr. set bond at $100,000 for Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson.  Henderson was arrested Friday on two counts of conspiracy to bribe a public official.  Henderson was pardoned by Governor Haley Barbour in 2012 for several convictions of cocaine possession and receiving stolen property. 


Kingfish note: That was the news, now for the opinion.  It is this website's opinion that the bond is excessive.  Either a pardon means something or it doesn't.  The alleged crime is non-violent in nature.  Henderson is known to a large segment of the community.  Bond is meant to ensure someone appears in court and protect society from a probable threat of danger.  Perhaps Henderson should have claimed he was pregnant since the judge sets low bonds for capital murder suspects who do so.  $1,000 for capital murder, $100,000 for bribery.  Makes perfect sense.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pardon means something, but the individuals conduct since the pardon indicates he hasn't changed his habits. The pardon doesn't erase his past, just forgives it - and in this case like 200 others, it was after they had served their time in the pokey for their crimes.

Bond not excessive when it relates to such a high profile case as this. Would be easy for Two Sweet to be absent from the area while his protector is going down the tubes.

Anonymous said...

Evidently the judge knows more about this case than you and I.could it be that this is tied to the DA, former ADA, former DA Peters and a whole host of other courthouse, law enforcement and legal community crooks? Let's let it play out. Much more to come.

Anonymous said...

Bond is probably set high as Judge Priester probably knows a lot more about it than sideline quarterback blog wannabes.

Anonymous said...

this just proves that Haley BaBa made huge mistakes in granting all those pardons, specifically this one. this is a two-bit criminal that needs to be in jail. meanwhile, his conspirator was allowed, by a federal judge, to keep his passport to go to Jamaica for a honeymoon. that former ADA also needs to be in jail as he acted as an officer of the Court, and 2 was a known criminal...

Anonymous said...

@1:54 - Haley BaBa did not release this two bit criminal from jail. He didn't serve time for most of his arrests, and had completed his sentences for those that he did time. You can't blame his being on the street on Haley BaBa. Now as to the ADA who he bribed, or the DA that he was in bed with - that's another story.

Anonymous said...

"The pardon doesn't erase his past, just forgives it"

Miss. R. Evid. 609(c)

Effect of Pardon, Annulment, Expungement or Certificate of Rehabilitation.
Evidence of a conviction is not admissible under this rule if (1) the conviction has been the subject of a pardon, annulment, expungement, certificate of rehabilitation, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of the rehabilitation of the person convicted, and that person has not been convicted of a subsequent crime which was punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year, or (2) the conviction has been the subject of a pardon, annulment, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of innocence.


If his past conviction is being used to determine his bond (which, given the publically known facts of the case, it would appear so), then the bond seems unreasonable.

Anonymous said...

@1:54 The federal judge probably allowed him to keep his passport because he is cooperating and the U.S. Attorney's office is in agreement because he is cooperating.

Paying The Piper said...

If nothing else, Kingfish's blog has served to put attorneys, judges, elected officials and an assortment of other trough-feeders that they are being watched and their actions will be spread across the internet.

Time was those pricks and elected hoodlums (also pricks) could do whatever the hell they wanted to do, without recourse or being spotlighted. That day is gone.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused, the Clarion Ledgerand news indicated that bond was set at $10,000 for Too Sweet by Judge Sutton. How did Judge Priester get in it????

Anonymous said...

So how much did Neely get for Sweets pardon?

Anonymous said...

9:34, Daryl?

Call For Extras said...

Daryl Neely hasn't been heard from since he left for Hollywood to play Tampa Bay's Warren Sapp in the movies.

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