Monday, February 6, 2017

Judge Tomie Green gives more blessings

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green gave yet another criminal her blessing.  Sentobia was convicted of armed robbery and auto burglary in 2016 yet did not serve one day in prison thanks to Judge Green's participation in the Hinds County catch & release program. 


A Hinds County grand jury indicted Sentobia Paige in June 2015 for breaking into a Ford 150 and stealing some goods.  Paige is 26 years old. The case was assigned to Judge Jeff Weill but somehow wound up over in Judge Green's court.   Judge Green sentenced him in July 2016 to serve seven years in prison but ordered him to participate in the RID program.  She re-sentenced him on November 17, 2016 to probation for three years and suspended the seven-year prison sentence.  She also ordered his immediate release.  She ordered the sentence to run concurrent with his sentence for his armed robbery conviction.



Armed robbery, readers ask? Yup.   The grand jury indicted Paige in May 2014 for using a gun to steal a cellphone from the victim in March.  This crime took place before the auto burglary crime.  Perhaps he should get credit for moving down from armed robbery to auto burglary.  It is so rare when these thugs downgrade their crimes. 

 Judge Green sentenced Paige to serve ten years for the armed robbery BUT suspended all ten years of the prison sentence since he completed the RID program.  She ordered his immediate release and placed him on probation for three years. 

However, Paige is now guilty of two felonies.  He can be classified as a habitual offender upon a third conviction.



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

There will come a day when the people have to take justice into their own hands. We are hoping that law enforcement in surrounding areas will take notice of any Hinds county tags in their area. Maybe the criminal elements can be limited to the area most call home.

Anonymous said...

Something about this case (and others as well) doesn't pass the smell test. There are too many thugs getting away with little or no consequences for their crimes. There needs to be a full scale investigation by the feds into the finances of the "catch and release" judges. Follow the $$$!

Anonymous said...

I don't think the RID program existed when these sentences were imposed.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that Judge Green's boyfriend has an ankle monitoring company. That could explain this to an extent.

Anonymous said...

If someone really wanted to make a difference in Hinds County they'd get Green and Kidd off the bench. They are bad for both public safety (releasing criminals) and businesses (civil cases).

Anonymous said...

Actually, 12:20, it should be "few or no consequences". But I agree with you. Someone seems to be protecting Jackson's CRIMINAL FOOD CHAIN.

Anonymous said...

Who was the judge who reduced the bond of the murderer that killed 4 more times after he was released?

Who's paying the kickback? said...

When he murders someone, Miz Tomie Green should be arrested and charged with accessory to murder

Anonymous said...

If judges can suddenly on a whim change verdicts and sentences, then we need to change the law.

Surely, someone brought this case to her attention again and gave her an excuse. Did he agree to testify against a " bigger fish"? Did this have to do with the lack of jail space and needing to put away someone more dangerous? Was there new evidence and a risk of a new trial where he'd go free?

What changed? And, if nothing changed, I say again, judges shouldn't have the ability to just change the outcome without some legal basis to do so.

Anonymous said...

if RID was still in operation then, armed robbers are not eligible

Anonymous said...

after the "term of court" ends, the judge has no jurisdiction to change a sentence, verdict, or grant a new trial.

you can blame Judge Green's conduct in part on the Mississippi Supreme Court. they are cowards and have often turned a blind eye to her abuse of office.

Anonymous said...

As mentioned on the previous thread: Police departments and the courts/judges (often) reflect the expectations of their communities. Those who attempt to do otherwise are treated like Ferguson, MO.

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