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Convict Dies After Typo Has Him Sent Behind Bears

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grizzlyNew York, May 27 – A botched incarceration by the New York Board of Corrections has state officials on the defensive, after a judge’s order to place a convict behind bars was mis-typed by a clerk, resulting in the man being placed instead behind bears at the Bronx Zoo.

Orson Medved, 23, pleaded guilty to burglary charges last week, accepting a deal under which he would serve a reduced term of six months for a break-in he perpetrated in Brooklyn the month before. Judge Ursa Gurdov approved the plea deal, which spared Medved a longer sentence of ten months plus community service. A court clerk apparently inserted an extra “e” into the document, based upon which the Corrections Department placed Medved into the bear enclosure at the Bronx Zoo, where he was fatally mauled by Glacier, a grizzly bear.

Corrections and court officials were quick to trace the source of the mishap, and have assured the city and state that steps will be taken to prevent a recurrence. “We will implement redundancies in the documentation process so that such errors will be caught before it is too late,” said Forrest Forthtriese, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections. State Supreme Court representative Bea Sydapoint promised a thorough overhaul of the sentencing processing system.

The case recalls an earlier incident in which drug offenders were mistakenly sent to diction counseling after a court official misheard the word “addiction.”

Written by Thag

May 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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  1. Reading the title I thought it’s a funny sorry but not. What’s going on with those court clerk and official?

    Diwata In Lalaland

    May 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm

  2. OMP (oh my pig!) And no one that it was weird to be sentenced at the Bronx Zoo? WOW – where has common sense went to these days? XOXO – Bacon


    May 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    • Ahem. Have a look at the seventh tag…


      May 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      • Oh thank piggy heavens. Doh – hits myself on my piggy head. I’m so thick sometimes. You know us pigs – snorts. XOXO – Bacon


        May 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  3. Reblogged this on angiebeacher.


    May 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  4. With the name Orson Medved, I’d expect that he’d just blend in with the rest of the bears.

    List of X

    May 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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