No Deal For Man Who Had Gun At Court
But Seth Cabe’s misstep defense did not stop the judge Tuesday from denying his application for accelerated rehabilitation, a special form of probation for first time offenders that ultimately might have left his criminal record clean. government.
I can certainly appreciate and understand how this happened,” Jongbloed said. But the hermes uk court does have to consider if this is a crime of a serious nature.”
With Middletown’s head judicial marshal looking on, Assistant State’s Attorney Craig P. Nowak fought hard against Cabe’s application, saying, The message has to be out there that we’re not going to tolerate this.”
Cabe went to the Middletown courthouse on April 4 to face drunken dri hermes uk ving charges. Judicial marshals at a security checkpoint found a silver colored .177 caliber BB gun inside Cabe’s bag. At the courthouse entrance, there are posted signs warning visitors it’s a crime to take firearms inside the courthouse.
Cabe’s attorney, Jeffrey Drewniany, said Cabe bought the BB gun at Wal Mart in 2005 and used it to shoot cans during a day of fishing with a buddy at a lake. During a recent move, Drewniany said, Cabe threw the gun in a bag and essentially forgot it was in there.
I can’t think of any reason I would have to bring a gun into a courtroom,” Cabe told the judge.
Cabe’s father, Lee Cabe, described his son as an absent minded pro hermes uk fessor” who daydreams about his latest invention while losing cellphones and other everyday items.
I can tell you, after that day in jail, he’s been a lot more focused,” Lee Cabe said.
But Nowak said only Cabe knows why he may have taken the BB gun to court.
I’m not so certain how you forget’ this gun is in your bag,” Nowak said. You can’t just blow off the law when you come into this building. People expect this to be a safe atmosphere.”
Nowak said Judge Julia L. Aurigemma, the administrative judge in Middletown, objected to Cabe’s getting accelerated rehabilitation. He said Aurigemma was concerned about security at the courthouse and the safety of the judicial marshals.
[Aurigemma] doesn’t want a message sent out that says, Oh well, I forgot I brought my weapon into court,”’ Nowak said. It just takes that one time.”
The state and the city of Middletown both face civil lawsuits in connection with the June 15, 2005, shooting of divorce lawyer Julie Porzio and her client, Donna Bochicchio, by Bochicchio’s estranged husband, retired state trooper Michael Bochicchio Jr. The women were shot as they ar hermes uk rived in a municipal parking lot near the Middletown courthouse. Porzio was seriously wounded. Donna Bochicchio was killed and her husband turned the gun on himself.
Jongbloed continued Cabe’s case to Aug. 20. He faces up to three years and six months in prison if convicted of charges of illegally carrying a firearm and breach of peace. Though Nowak objected to the accelerated rehabilitation, he told Jongbloed he is not necessarily pushing for jail time for Cabe.