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Judge Shames Man For Wearing Shorts To Hearing For Childrens' Death

| by Sean Kelly

A judge in North Carolina postponed a man’s hearing after he showed up to court wearing shorts and a T-shirt.

Matthew Deans was called out by the judge for wearing casual attire during a Thursday hearing addressing charges of killing a newborn and a 2-year-old in a car crash last May.

“Why are you going to show up to court dressed like that based on these charges?” the judge asked Deans. He reportedly replied, though too quietly for witnesses to hear.

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Deans was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed. On May 23, he slammed into the back of Hadley and Gentry Eddings’ SUV, killing 2-year-old Dobbs Eddings instantly.

Hadley, eight months pregnant at the time, was rushed to the hospital for an emergency C-section. Her newborn, Reed, died three days later.

“We're mad at the loss. But we know God is good and has a plan and we believe that,” Gentry, a pastor in Charlotte, said. 

Sources: New York Daily News, WSOC / Photo credit: New York Daily News