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Judicial bias

OTTAWA, Ill. — An appeals court in Illinois ordered a new trial a man who had been sentenced to nine years in prison for allegedly repeatedly punching a 70-year-old man in a convenience store. The trial court made “alarming remarks” during sentencing, telling the defendant he was surprised the clerk “didn’t shoot you” and declared, “I would have killed you. I would not have waited for the police.”

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