'Barbarism': Texas judge used electric shocks to silence man on trial

Thankfully, the conviction was thrown out in the end.

A man who solicited sex from a 15 year old has gone free because his judge behaved so egregiously. Terry Lee Morris’s…

The Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso said they were forced to throw out the guilty verdict and send a message that this kind of power abuse is not tolerated. “We do not believe that trial judges can use stun belts to enforce decorum,” Justice Yvonne T. Rodriguez said in her ruling. The court found that the defendant’s sixth amendment constitutional rights had been violated, as he was too scared to return to court and missed his own trial and sentencing.