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Letter: Soft-hearted excuse for a judge

Bruno Kirchenwitz

After reading about Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely’s behavior and comments in the sentence hearing for Christine Tinner, it leaves me wondering whether this judge is fit to serve on the bench.

The judge’s crying jags in court definitely calls into question her emotional stability and what, if any, rationale she’ll use in sentencing the defendant. The most absurd aspect of the judge’s behavior is this statement her honor made in court: “Meleyna is going to tell me what to do, She’s going to talk to me.”


Meleyna is the dead victim. Would Her Honor like to borrow my Ouija board or a deck of Tarot cards? I can see now that this soft-hearted excuse for a judge is going to let the defendant go with just a slap on the wrist.

Ms. Tinner did not just make a mistake. The accident she caused killed a young lady and snuffed out a very bright future. Justice demands the maximum penalty.

So Erin, dry your eyes and start acting like a judge instead of some emotionally unstable character in a cheap romance novel.

And while I’m at it, the attorney defending Ms. Tinner is below contempt for his comments about the victim’s car not being very safe to drive. Good point counselor, the poor dead girl might be alive had she been driving a Hummer or a tank. This relieves your client of any responsibility?

You, sir, and that flaky judge turn my stomach.

My sincere condolences to the family of Meleyna Kistner.

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