he tears Barry Robert Baker Jr. shed in court as he begged for mercy Wednesday did nothing to change what the judge thought of him.
“You are a bully. You are a predator,” said Judge William P. Mahon of the Court of Common Pleas in Chester County, Pa., according to the Daily Local News. “You are a coward. In 18 years on the bench I have never had such tangible evidence of someone’s moral compass being so askew.”
For his crimes — assault and fleeing authorities — the state generally recommends between three and 14 months in prison, with six months probation. But Baker, 29, of Coatesville, Pa., was sentenced to a total of three to six years behind bars.
If you ask the prosecutors or law enforcement in this county, Baker had it coming.
It all began in the early morning hours of May 10, in a brutal scene that spurred rage across the Internet.