This guy wants to be city attorney?
William Gentry Jr. is so soft on crime that the plea deal he arranged for a sheriff's deputy who fatally shot his wife in front of their young son was rejected by a judge who said, "I do not feel this is in the best interest of the administration of justice."
San Diego Superior Court Judge Herbert J. Exarhos said the disparity was too great between the prison term Bruce would get under the agreement and the 40-years-to-life maximum penalty he faces if he's tried and convicted, according to a July 13, 2007 article by Ray Huard in the San Diego Union Tribune.
NOV. 9, 2007
LOWELL BRUCE STILL HASN’T BEEN SENTENCED. HIS ATTORNEYS HAVE FILED A MOTION SAYING THAT THE SECOND JUDGE IN THIS CASE, ALLAN J. PRECKEL, IS JUST AS PREJUDICED AGAINST HIM AS THE FIRST JUDGE. THEY ARE ASKING FOR A THIRD JUDGE TO BE CHOSEN IN THE CASE.
They appear to be looking for a judge who thinks cops who murder their wives deserve better treatment than others who murder their wives. They want a judge who thinks like William Gentry, Jr., the prosecutor who is running for city attorney of San Diego. He reduced the charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter. How can we have the rule of law when those who are supposed to enforce it don't follow the laws themselves, Mr. Gentry?