Consider this a bizarre side note in what otherwise is a very important case.
Marilyn Mosby, the city of Baltimore's State Attorney who is prosecuting six police officers over brutality in the death of Freddie Gray, appeared on Judge Judy back in 2000.
The 35-year-old attorney was a college student at Tuskegee University when her television debut happened, appearing before the famous judge to collect money from a neighbor who had trashed her apartment while she was on summer break.
By the end of that show fifteen years ago, Mosby had won a judgment of nearly $1,800 from her neighbor, saying on the episode:
"I feel like there's finally some justice served. I tried to speak to the DA. I spoke to police officers and finally Judge Judy, she finally gave me justice."
Fifteen years later, though, Mosby is at the helm of one of the most public and important cases of her career, as she will seek justice for Gray's family after his death April 12th while in police custody.