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Overheard in the halls of justice...

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On the heels of last week's story about the judge who called an accused criminal "Mr. Guilty" during her jury charge comes this doozy.Seems a Winnipeg defence lawyer (who shall go nameless!) was recently filing a sentence appeal on behalf of his client.He was arguing the penalty should have been lower.Somehow, the lawyer forgot to double-check what he was sending to the Manitoba Court of Appeal and a tongue-in-cheek reference made it into the official document.What was the grave error, you ask?Well, when the lawyer made reference to the judge who had sentenced his client, he called him Judge "Hang-em high!".Oops.

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About Mike McIntyre

Journalist, national radio show host, author, pundit and cruise director ... Mike McIntyre loves to keep busy.

Mike is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, where he has worked since 1997. He produces and hosts the weekly talk radio show Crime and Punishment, which runs on the Corus Radio Network in several Canadian cities.

Born and bred in Winnipeg, Mike graduated from River East Collegiate and completed his journalism studies in the Creative Communications program at Red River College.

He and his wife, Chassity, have two children.

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