Jeff Ross Comedy Central Particular Used to Sentence Man to Dying, D.A. Firing Again
Funnyman Jeff Ross might have inadvertently contributed to a Texas inmate’s dying sentence … and now, the man’s attorneys are asking the Supreme Court docket to overturn the sentence.
Here is the rub…attorneys for Gabriel Corridor are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court docket to assessment the convicted killer’s capital punishment sentence, which was based mostly partially on jokes Ross and Corridor made to one another… throughout the comic’s 2015 TV particular.
A Texas jail volunteered to let Comedy Central comic Jeff Ross roast its inmates. It inspired inmates to take part. Texas then used the footage to condemn my consumer, Gabriel Corridor, to dying.
We’re asking #SCOTUS to assessment the constitutionality of Mr. Corridor’s sentence. pic.twitter.com/JFNFskKHDw
— McKenzie Edwards (@mckeds) December 28, 2022
In the course of the trial, prosecutors used Ross’ present as proof towards Corridor, which finally result in his conviction and subsequent dying sentence.
The taped particular was shot on the Detention Heart the place Corridor was awaiting trial in TX again in ’15 … it was filmed shortly earlier than Corridor’s conviction for the homicide of a person named Edwin Shaar.
In line with the Supreme Court docket petition, obtained by TMZ, Ross and Corridor had a wide-ranging convo that was aired AS A PART of “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Stay at Brazos County Jail”. The chat lasted 17 minutes with the comic repeatedly mocking the man’s look and joking about his race. In the course of the trade, Corridor made a sequence of jokes which prosecutors used throughout the penalty part which, they stated, confirmed Corridor had “an absence of regret for having dedicated capital homicide”. In consequence, Corridor’s legal professionals say, the jury voted to place Corridor to dying
Of their authorized docs, Corridor’s legal professionals say that earlier than the Ross particular was taped, they despatched the Brazos County Sheriff a letter of “no contact” … asking the deputies to ban anybody from speaking to Corridor with out their permission. Clearly, that did not occur.
Keep tuned, of us, for the subsequent installment.