Judge Performs Wedding & Serves Cake Minutes After Sentencing Killer To Lifetime In Prison

today'sheadline_logoA California Superior Court Judge is under fire after she sentenced a killer to prison, then performed his wedding moments after.

cookson3[Photo Credit: John R. McCutchen/San Diego Union-Tribune/Zuma Press]

The family of the murder victim were rushed out of the courtroom after Judge Patricia Cookson sentenced Danne Desbrow to lifetime in prison for the 2003 killing death of Kevin Santos. According to the Huff Post, the judge performed the wedding for Danne Desbrow and the mother of his son on Sept. 17 shortly after sentencing him to a maximum term for killing Santos in 2003. The bride said she and Desbrow rekindled their romance while he was in jail, and that during trial she asked Cookson if she could marry the couple at sentencing. Destiny Desbrow said Cookson agreed, and even gave the newlyweds two slices of cake that the judge had baked after vows were exchanged.



The family of Santos have since written a letter to Judge Cookson asking her to explain her action while also demanding an apology.

Performing the ceremony showed partiality to the killer’s interests and “displayed insensitivity to the victim’s family,” the letter said.

In a statement by the victim’s sister, she said:

“It was just wrong. That day was not for him. That was our day, that was Kevin’s day.”

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