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Judge wishes jail on elderly man over messy yard


An elderly man with cancer had a messy lawn and judge wished jail on him over it

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (KYMA, KECY/ AP) — A judge in Michigan apologized for wishing she could send a 72-year-old immigrant with cancer to jail for overgrown weeds in his yard.

Hamtramck's District Court judge Alexis Krot said she behaved "intemperately" when she met with the Burhan Chowdhury on Jan. 10 and is "very embarrassed."

Krot ordered Chowdhury to pay $100 for failing to tame weeds and other greenery in the back of his property.

Criticism spread after a TV report about Krot's behavior was released and her apology was announced soon after Chowdhury explained he was weak with cancer.

One of Chowdhury's children said he helps his father with the yard but was out of the country at the moment.

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