"Mr. Wood, I found you not guilty, so I can't sentence you as a defendant in any crimes, but earlier today, I sentenced you to life married to her."—Baltimore County Judge Darrell Russell, who performed a marriage ceremony, at the request of domestic violence suspect Frederick Wood, between Wood and his alleged victim so she could take the stand and invoke marital privilege. "Nowhere on the recording of the proceeding could the I-Team hear the judge ask the alleged victim if she wanted to get married. Ordinarily, couples have to wait 48 hours between getting a license and actually getting married. A different judge agreed to waive that requirement in this case, [I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller] reported."
The judge has been reassigned.
[H/T to Shaker Carrie.]