Two British brothers convicted of selling marijuana are being sent to prison for two years after they mocked the judge on Facebook immediately after their court appearance. The judge had handed them two-year suspended sentences. The brothers, from Accrington, showed remorse when they appeared for sentencing earlier this month, but they sang a different tune on Facebook.
About an hour after a Burnley Crown Court judge issued the suspended sentences, one of the brothers, Daniel Sledden, 27, took to Facebook telling judge Beverley Lunt to suck his you-know-what. Younger brother Samuel, 22, wrote Lunt on Facebook “up ur ass aha nice 2year suspended,” according to Sky News.
The elder brother apologized on Facebook, to no avail. “I want to say how sorry I am for what I wrote about Judge Lunt and my sentence,” he wrote. Here’s what the judge said when nullifying the suspended sentences Friday: “The question I have to ask myself is this: if I had not known their real feelings… would I have accepted their remorse and contrition and suspended the sentence? And the answer is of course not.”