JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Leo: Locked up in a pod with approximately 70 other
men. When your court date comes you are chained
to all other men with the same court date. We
walk under ground in a tunnel to the court
house. It was very poor treatment and tied
together like animals on a chain.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Leo: I got stopped in a DUI situation and fled from
the stop. I was pursued and hit two police cars
in the process. Nobody was hurt. I was an
alcoholic and extremely depressed. I was very
fortunate not to get hurt. When I finally was
stopped I exited the car pointing a bottle at
the ploice like it wa s weapon.
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Leo: On court days once the group arrived to the
holding cells under the court house we all were
crammed into very small cells and left to sit on
a dirty floor sitting on top of one another
fighting for the food that was given to us.
Sometimes you would sit on the ground next to a
toilet for hours after hours.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Leo: Original charges were four class 6 assualts, 4
class 6 endangerments, 2 class 6 criminal
damage, one class 4 DUI
convicted of 4 class 2 aggravated assualts