More on Erica Hicks Sentence
Posted by Childress on August 17, 2006
The judge sentencing the teen boy who gave Erica Hicks a lethal cocktail of drugs, including ecstasy, meth and cocaine, will walk out of jail soon, following seven months of incarceration.
The judge told Hicks’ parents he had no choice but to let the boy go — but he applied one smart provision and one creative one to the boy’s sentence.
Smart: Judge Craig Croon ordered the boy to undergo substance-abuse treatment and counseling. He will be subject to random drug tests and warrantless searches, and he will have a curfew during the first month of probation.
Creative: According to the Raleigh (NC) News-Observer, Judge Croon ordered, “From September 30 to October 3, he will serve four days [in custody]. September 30 is when all this started, and it came to an end on October 3 when they shut off the life support. In other words, you can use those four days to think. And, sir, I’ll be quite honest with you: If your probation ends up getting extended, the same thing will happen next year.”