- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 17, 2016

A 21-year-old convicted felon sang his apology to a Michigan judge before being sentenced to up to 17 years in prison for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon.

Brian Earl Taylor surprised a courtroom of onlookers when he sang a song that he wrote for Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O'Brien after addressing the court at his March 10 hearing, MLive reported.

“Hello there, your honor,” Taylor recited. “I want to say I’m sorry for the things I’ve done and I’ll try and be stronger in this life I chose, but I want you to know — that door, I closed. And your honor I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. Tell my mother I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. Tell the victim I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry. Yes, your honor, I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.”

Before delivering his song, Taylor said he hoped to get a degree in business management at Eastern Michigan University, become involved in his church and stay away from marijuana after his release, MLive reported.

Judge O'Brien said Taylor was “obviously a talented young man” and she hoped he would stay on the right track.

Taylor was sentenced two years in prison for illegally carrying a concealed weapon and 18 months to 15 years for unlawful imprisonment, MLive reported.

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