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My husband Robert Childress was in a bar on the night of October 17, 2003 watching his friend's sister singing at a bar. This rather large, intoxicated man came up to him claiming to be "the Arm Wrestling Champion" and grabbed my husband by the arm. My husband had no idea who this man was and was attempting to get his arm away from this man. My husband was sitting on a bar stool and when he pulled his arm way from this guy he fell off of his bar stool and landed on the ground and this guy landed on top of him. My husband managed to get his leg up and wedged his foot onto this guys chest and pushed the guy off of him. The man landed on top of the tables nearby with beer bottles and glasses on them. All the glass fell off the tables and onto the floor, they was glass everywhere. A scuffle started and during the scuffle my husband's friend got severely cut requiring many stitches and the man that started the altercation got his head cut requiring stitches.

This man wanted to press charges and therefore, they arrested my husband for Assault and Battery. I bailed my husband out of jail but during the Preliminary Hearing the Judge decided changed my husband's charges to Attempted Murder and increased his bail to $1,020,000.00, my husband's PD got the Attempted Murder Charges Dropped but the Judge refused to reduce the bail so my husband stood in jail with $1,020,000 bail for Assault.

During the jury trial my husband had witnesses who saw the entire incident and told their story and the man that started this altercation had his witnesses who changed their story every time they told it. Well the jury believe this man's witnesses and not my husband's and they found my husband guilty of Assault with Great Bodily Injury. Although my husband has never been in trouble before and the Probation Department wrote a very favorable report requesting they put my husband on probation the judge decided not to take any of this into consideration and sentenced my husband to 6 years at 85\% because it is considered a violent crime.

We are attempting to appeal this decision and his appeal attorney is filing a Wende Brief so my husband can write his own brief to include with his attorney's brief so I would like to include this petition with my husband's brief.

We feel my husband was unfairly judged and he received a much harsher sentence then he should have received and I would like you to sign this petition if you agree.



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  • 31 December 201599. Anja Obrien
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 201498. Dawn S
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 201497. Lisa K
    From reading this petition, it is clear that this man deserves a review, Keep up the fight! "Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has...." (Margaret Mead) Please Stop Bad Justice
  • 02 October 201496. Sonia W
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 201495. Asmeret Y
    Good Luck And GodBless
  • 16 July 201494. Alex K
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 03 May 201492. Betty L
    What an outrageous amount of money to set for a bail amount!! Are you sure that it is even legal for the amount to be that high?
  • 06 April 201491. Chris C
    I was Mr. Childress's daughter's teacher last year, and I only know him as a caring, involved parent. I have difficulty believing these charges.
  • 28 November 201390. Creed Thomaschildressj
    My nephew is in Vacaville on 2nd degree murder which should have been manslaughter. Keep the faith.
  • 06 November 201389. Philip L
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 201388. Lori T
    That is some pretty stiff sentence!
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    I support this petition
  • 25 February 201386. Joni S
    "The big guy" needs charged first with harrasment
  • 23 November 201285. Latoya T
    My prayers are extended to you and your husband. Be blessed.
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    You have my prayers
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  • 29 July 201281. Soleiman Bailey
    i can't believe the american justice system is becoming so corrupt. Defending yourself gets you years in prison whilst rapists are given more lenient sentences. Absolutely disgusting!
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