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BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. – One judge’s harsh warning for a first-time offender is making waves across the country.
Judge Christina Argyres was presiding over the case of a first-time offender named Isaiah Gay, who was charged with burglarizing homes with his friends when he was 18-years-old.
KOB obtained court transcripts, which detailed everything that was said in court.
“I did the things I did all because I was impulsive.. I was just being young and dumb,” Gay told Argyres.
However, that answer did not satisfy Argyres.
“Do you know what would happen to a young, a dumb person in prison? Do you have any idea what would happen to you?” she asked. “You would probably be raped every day, for one. And I hate to sound like that, you know- rude, but that’s exactly what would happen to you.”
Gay was facing 15 years in prison for the crimes he committed.
“Again, he’s going to be somebody’s, I hate to use the word ‘b****,’ but that’s exactly what he’s going to be… so I am willing to put him on probation,” she said.
Gay was sentenced to five years of probation, meaning he could head to prison for 15 years if he violates the rules of his sentence.
“I’m willing to give you a chance,” she said. “You blow it, it’s on you, not me. Fair enough?”
Judge Argyres is facing criticism for a decision she made in July, allowing an accused murderer out on pretrial release without bond.