Earlier this week, prosecutors asked that Owen Labrie’s bail be revoked and that he be returned to jail for violating the terms of his parole. Labrie, who was free on probation pending his appeal, was spotted by a Vice contributor on a Boston-bound train earlier this month. He stupidly decided to grant the contributor, Susan Zalkind, an interview. The only problem: the terms of Labrie’s bail imposed a 5 pm curfew. He was more than 150 miles from his Vermont home when Zalkind was tweeting about the interview at 2:15 pm.
On Friday, a judge ruled that Labrie had repeatedly violated the terms of his bail over five months. She revoked his bail and sentenced him to one year for violating his probation. Boston.com reports:
Prosecutors said they had surveillance video of Labrie buying a bus ticket to Boston on Feb. 29. He made other ticket purchases with his credit card, providing investigators the exact time of the purchases and schedule of his travel.
Labrie and his lawyer told the judge that he was meeting with attorneys and conducting research for his online college courses, both of which required traveling to Boston (Labrie told the Vice reporter he was visiting his girlfriend). The judge was apparently unswayed:
Reporters on the scene said Labrie and his mother were crying as he was led away in handcuffs.
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