According to a series of news articles, a mother reportedly felt intimidated when her teenage daughter’s sentence was reduced upon the mother’s agreeing in cutting off her daughter’s ponytail while still in court.
The reduced sentenced was offered during a juvenile court hearing related to an incident that happened in May. According to the news, the 13-year-old and a fellow 11-year-old friend cut several inches of a 3-year-old’s hair outside of a McDonald’s in Price, Utah without the parents’ consent.
After the occurrence, the 13-year-old was sentenced to perform over 270 hours of community service on top of being kept in detention for at least 30 days. News articles mentioning this occurrence claim that the mother is now filing a formal complaint with the state’s Judicial Conduct Commission against the 7th District’s judge who was behind the 13-year-old’s trial.
Articles mentioning this case did not reveal any statements from either side. At this moment the case is in court and no further information related to the participants’ reactions have been disclosed.
Our attorneys will remain on top of the news to keep up with how this case develops. The media should disclose more details on this occurrence before long.
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