Pele Watson’s lawyer stood up saying, “My client is no Mr. Big your honour. He has a condition called achondroplasia.”
The judge looked up from her papers with a blank expression.
“I believe it is better known as dwarfism,” the lawyer said.
“Your client is still a drug dealer, Mr. Rendle. He sold crack cocaine to a police officer.”
“He is an addict that suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and depression your honour and has not made any money from the offence.”
“Perhaps, Mr. Rendle, you feel that your client should receive a shorter sentence for this crime?” the judge said.
By Vincent Holland
Inspired by the case of Pele Watson – www.standard.co.uk/