Skip to comments.DULUTH: 7.5 years for felon who shot himself
Posted on 10/21/2011 11:32:00 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
A Duluth man continued to say someone else shot him, but nevertheless pleaded for a shorter sentence Thursday by telling the court: "If I shot myself, your honor, I don't need any prison; I need a damn shrink." Judge David Johnson was unmoved and sentenced Alcide Cloutier, 35, to a longer-than-guideline prison sentence of 7-1/2 years. Last month, a St. Louis County jury rejected Cloutier's claim that he was a good Samaritan who was shot by a black man - whom he later described as a white man - while trying to help a woman in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood in January.
In essence, jurors decided that Cloutier shot himself and that neither the assailant nor the woman in distress existed. They found Cloutier guilty of both crimes he was charged with in connection with the Jan. 22 incident: possessing a firearm as a felon and recklessly discharging a firearm within a municipality.
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probably a member of the Felons for Franken Voting Club,too.
>> [Alcide Cloutier told] the court: “If I shot myself, your honor, I don’t need any prison; I need a damn shrink.”
You also could use a name change, Al. How about “Suecide”?
Alcide your house for $1995 !
And this guy is on the street?
we’re lucky he’s not governor.
It was a black man, no wait, it was a white man, oh no wait, it was me!
And you say you’re wobbly, bob!
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