Eh, they should have let him have it. The man is banging hard on death's door. What's prison gonna do him?
This morning, Rip Torn and his reps respectfully asked a Connecticut judge for admittance for Rip into a special probation program that would have cleared his name from all the charges he faces. (Remember? He broke into a bank, drunk, with a gun and told everyone that was his house.)
The judge said no way!
Because the charges are so serious and Rip has a history of alcohol abuse, the judge denied his request, meaning the case will go to trial. Rip could get a mandatory minimum 1-year prison sentence should he be found guilty.
Seriously, the man is senile. Just put him in a nice nursing home with some oatmeal and reruns of Ghost Whisperer and we bet you'll never hear a peep from him again!
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