Viral Message: The hoax message claims a 25-year old man who was accused of murder a month ago, has walked free from court after the judge didn’t show up for 15 minutes.
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Efrem Berry, a 25-year old man who was accused of murder a month ago, has walked free from court after the judge didn’t show up for 15 minutes and the man was legally allowed to leave.
Berry walked away from court yesterday after flipping off the entire jury present in the room. No one could do absolutely anything, because the judge Tyrone Allen broke the 15-minute rule, which states that if the judge is 15 minutes late, the accused is legally allowed to leave.
Even though he was accused of murdering a man last month, for reasons that remain unknown, he was still able to leave the room because the rules are the rules and this time he didn’t commit any crime.
Viral Message Verification:- The story originated from satirical website 8shit.net with title Murderer Walks Free After Judge Doesn’t Show Up For 15 Minutes, (archived here) which opened:
This is a Hoax message, there is no such event happened, the man illustrated in the picture is 22-year old Fouad Saleh who was convicted for several murders in Sweden earlier this year. This picture of Swedish triple murderer at court.
De fem vännerna mördade tillsammans. Ledande: Fouad Saleh, 22 - som dödade en man för att senare söka upp ett vittne och hugga ihjäl honom och hans fru. För det straffas han med livstid. Vännerna Mikael Chamoun, Munir Nooraldin och Amir Jabbari Taklar döms också till fängelse medan en 17-åring får sluten ungdomsvård.
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