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Terry Childs Denied Motion For Retrial 223

snydeq writes "The former San Francisco network administrator who refused to hand over passwords for one of the city's networks has been denied a new trial and is expected to be sentenced Aug. 6. Terry Childs had been due for sentencing Friday but the court instead heard two defense motions, one requesting a new trial and the other for arrested judgment — essentially to have his original conviction overturned. The motions were both denied but the court then ran out of time before the sentencing phase could be conducted."
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Terry Childs Denied Motion For Retrial

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  • by blair1q ( 305137 ) on Monday August 02, 2010 @06:09PM (#33116750) Journal

    Given the byzantine nature of the case, I have little doubt it will be appealed until his lawyers realize he's run out of money.

  • SysAdminDay (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 02, 2010 @06:57PM (#33117338)

    Was sentencing delayed because Friday was System Administrator Appreciation Day?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 02, 2010 @06:59PM (#33117362)

    August 6, 2010 will be exactly 65 years after the first Atom Bomb was used in war.

    Are you trying to imply that Terry Childs kept the SF wifi network root password to prevent Gavin Newsom from nuking Japan again? And only on the day of his sentencing will Darth Gavin have the power to destroy the world?

    It seems plausible enough. Gavin seems very unlikely to have plans for world domination, which of course means that they are no longer mere plans.

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