Missouri's Rogue Judge John Torrence

Missouri's Rogue Judge John Torrence

There are 11 comments on the story from Sep 30, 2009, titled Missouri's Rogue Judge John Torrence. In it, reports that:

Probably one of the worst Judges in Missouri History. Let a habitual drunk driver who killed someone leave jail after 120 days and then gives no jail time to a child rapist. http://www.fox4kc.com/wdaf-hit-run-probation-061909,0,556299.story

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Texan

Texarkana, TX

#1 Sep 30, 2009
Bill O'Reilly is on his case now. I hope Bill continues to rip this A$$hole a new one. This is worse than the Tulsa, OK case where the guy got 1 year in jail for basically the same thing. What is wrong with Mid America? How much do these judges get paid OFF to lower the charges and prison time? I say investigate them like ACORN might be investigated. Just like the Fed needs to be audited.
Drew

Montgomery, AL

#2 Oct 1, 2009
I'm waiting for the libs to start their typical hate on Bill O and attempt to defend this scumbag, piece of trash judge.
Missourian

AOL

#3 Oct 7, 2009
You are all out of line. AS with any case their are always mitigating circumstances. None of which these cases have been publicly released. John Torrence is not only a good man but a fair judge. Indignant people like yourself who have ideas that you actually know the whole story and can comment on it makes you not only ignorant but incapable of making wise choices. I don't know these cases inside and out but I am sure that John Torrence did his homework unlike your readers.
Andrew M

United States

#4 Oct 7, 2009
Missourian wrote:
You are all out of line. AS with any case their are always mitigating circumstances. None of which these cases have been publicly released. John Torrence is not only a good man but a fair judge. Indignant people like yourself who have ideas that you actually know the whole story and can comment on it makes you not only ignorant but incapable of making wise choices. I don't know these cases inside and out but I am sure that John Torrence did his homework unlike your readers.
Missourian, you call those who are appalled by JOHN TORRENCE's actions ignorant but you are supporting him without knowing the case inside and out, according to you. This makes you ignorant. The only thing we know for sure is JOHN TORRENCE let a confirmed child molester off the hook. This child molester will likely molest another child. That is a statistical fact! This makes you a supporter of child molesters, just like JOHN TORRENCE! The bottom line is that this judge and defenders of him, such as you, contribute to future child molestations. There is a high likelihood that a child out there right now will be molested by this maggot and that is on JOHN TORRENCE and his supporters which means you, Missourian. Hopefully it won't be your kid, but if it is maybe you'll start to understand what this crime is all about, because you are obviously ignorant.
Janice

Wuhan, China

#5 Oct 10, 2009
Missourian, Do you think the little girl's mother didn't know what the case was all about? I think she has the right to judge if the sentence was reasonable. She was shocked over Judge Torrence's sentence. The mother has every right to be "indignant" and has every right to "comment" on the case. Are you going to claim you know better than the little girl's mother what the "circimstances" of the case were that led to this child sex offender getting off with no prision time? My heart goes out to that mother who was seeking justice for her little girl.
friend in missouri

Bolivar, MO

#6 Oct 18, 2009
We part of another case with this judge and we received similar judgement! Father of a handicapped child was charged with ELEVEN coults of rape, sodomy and molestation and father was only given 120 days as well! I think this is just the tip of the iceburg with this judge!
Victims Mother

Hays, KS

#7 Feb 2, 2010
Yes i do in fact have ALL the details of the case where Torrence granted probation to Curtis Mertensmyer for running down my son and leaving him to die while he sped away in a drunk stupor. In fact I gathered more evidence than the prosecuters. If in fact all of the ugly truths were known there is no doubt That not a single uninformed, thoughtless person would ever support this judge again. I plea that each of you write the Govner so torrence is not reappointed.
VictimsMother2

Plymouth, MN

#8 Apr 14, 2010
I am the mother of the victim in the child molesting case. Judge John Torrence is as big of a scumbag as the molester himself. This has affected so many lives and for anyone to support this judge, maybe you were in front of him at one time and you got let off the hook for some unspeakable crime. You can bet the second there is a chance to get this judge out of office, I will be right there in line for it. If you have not gone through anything like this, you cannot ever know the lifelong affects this has on not only the victim but the family as well.
Pissed off sister

Kansas City, MO

#9 May 17, 2013
Well John Torrence strikes AGAIN! My brother was MURDERED by his wife. All evidence pointed to her, she ADMITTED it. Her charges were dropped from 2nd degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. Judge Torrence sentenced her to 7 years but added that she only has to serve 120 DAYS SHOCK TIME. He even said in his ruling that she killed him for NOTHING!
Josey Whales

Rolla, MO

#10 May 19, 2013
Pissed off sister wrote:
Well John Torrence strikes AGAIN! My brother was MURDERED by his wife. All evidence pointed to her, she ADMITTED it. Her charges were dropped from 2nd degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. Judge Torrence sentenced her to 7 years but added that she only has to serve 120 DAYS SHOCK TIME. He even said in his ruling that she killed him for NOTHING!
Your brother was murdered by who's wife?
pissed off sister

Kansas City, MO

#11 Nov 4, 2014
Josey Whales wrote:
<quoted text> Your brother was murdered by who's wife?
my brother was murdered by his own wife

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