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Topic - Gary E. Bair
A 17-year-old boy who faced the possibility of life in prison after he was accused of soliciting the murder of a Prince George's County judge on Twitter likely will receive a lesser punishment now that his case has been waived down to juvenile court.
"It's a threat to an individual and it's a threat to the system," Judge Bair said, underscoring the seriousness of the charges. "It seems to be part of a pattern of his behavior of saying things that are not true. That's not quite the same as an adult, in a different context, who wants to murder someone and goes out to hire someone."
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Gary E. Bair said the context of the Twitter posting, coupled with Garrett's previous pattern of online outbursts, showed that Garrett would be better suited to have his case heard in juvenile court where rehabilitation could play a role in his sentence.