Ex-con likely scored mistrial from progressive judge by showing up late to court: prosecutors

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EXCLUSIVE: A progressive California judge granted an ex-con a mistrial in a violent robbery case last month after the 24-year-old blamed the sheriff’s department for his sleepiness and courtroom tardiness — but the defendant was in part responsible, according to prosecutors. 

A defense lawyer for Vamazae Elgin Banks, who is charged with pointing a gun at the head of a McDonald’s cashier and threatening to kill her, asked for a mistrial…

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