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November 5, 2002

Trying to get away with it...

by Feòrag

A man convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy started speaking in tongues before he was sentenced and after his request for a new trial was turned down.

The defendant erupted in a stream of unintelligible words, bobbed his head and slid off his chair to come to his knees. A court reporter transcribing the hearing said she noted in the official record that Atkins was speaking another language. The guttural speech sounded as though he were chanting.

The judge ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation. The boy's father was unimpressed and convinced the behaviour was a ploy to get a more lenient sentence: I think it's sad that this individual is able to manipulate the system in this way. It's ridiculous. It's a waste of the taxpayers' money. It was staged. Convicted man speaks 'in tongues' - Chicago Sun-Times (via Aberrant News and Curiosities), November 1st 2002.

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