A Florida man was convicted of murder in May, and during a recent court appearance, he actually dared the judge to give him the death penalty. The jury had found James Herard guilty of murdering two people at a Dunkin Donuts in 2008 and recommended the death penalty in his case. Herard got to speak in court this past Friday, and said to the judge, â€œGo ahead and do what you gonna do. I pretty much dare you to give me the death sentence because Iâ€™m innocent.â€
And hereâ€™s how confident he is: â€œIâ€™m actually hoping you give me the death penalty because I know the Supreme Court wonâ€™t allow me to die for something I didnâ€™t commit.â€
This actually isnâ€™t the first odd performance of Herardâ€™s in court. When he appeared in court to face accusations over the Dunkin Donuts robbery in 2008, Herard literally barked like a dog at the judge.
Here he is in 2008 barking like a dog