Video: Judge Sentences Abusive Husband to Take Wife to Red Lobster

In Florida, Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley ordered Joseph Bray, accused of domestic violence, to take his wife Sonya on a date for her birthday, including flowers, Red Lobster and bowling (video below).

According to the Sun Sentinel, Sonya had gotten mad at her husband because he failed to wish her a happy birthday.

The police report said: “Having an altercation in the kitchen, Joseph grabbed her arm, pushed her on the couch, put his hand around her neck, held up his fist to hit her, but didn’t actually hit her."

Sonya said this wasn’t the first time she had to call the police, but loved her husband very much and didn’t want “nothing bad to happen to him.”

Judge Hurley replied: “What we’re going to do is, he’s going to be out of jail by three o’clock today. And he’s going to stop by somewhere and he’s going to get some flowers — he’s going to get a card, he’s going to get flowers. And then he’s going to go home, pick up his wife, take her to Red Lobster. And then after they have Red Lobster, they’re going to go bowling. Alright?”


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