Crime & Courts

Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

Ga. man convicted of threat to eat judge's kids

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 8:53 AM
Last updated 6:35 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Georgia man has been found guilty but mentally ill after threatening to eat the family of a judge in metro Atlanta.

Cobb County prosecutors said Thursday 59-year-old James Edward Satterfield was convicted on multiple counts involving terroristic threats.

Sentencing isn’t set, but authorities say the man is likely to get a prison term with psychiatric treatment.

The threats involved Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green, who presided over Satterfield’s divorce. The case ended in July 2012.

A prosecutor and police say Satterfield sent a letter to the judge’s wife months later threatening to kill the judge’s children and eat them.

A defense attorney didn’t dispute that Satterfield wrote and mailed the letter, but he argued the man is delusional.

Comments (7) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
nocnoc
49121
Points
nocnoc 02/07/14 - 09:33 am
7
3
What happen to good old fashion Crimminally Insane Asylums?

Maybe it is time to seriously consider reopening a centralized Maximum Security Insane Asylum?

Dixieman
17216
Points
Dixieman 02/07/14 - 10:25 am
3
4
I think he should get...

...20% off his sentence: 10% for humor and 10% for creative expression.

corgimom
38245
Points
corgimom 02/07/14 - 11:19 am
3
3
No wonder his wife divorced

No wonder his wife divorced him.

oldfella
620
Points
oldfella 02/07/14 - 11:57 am
6
1
Judgekids.....

...the other "white meat."

nocnoc
49121
Points
nocnoc 02/07/14 - 12:43 pm
2
2
New meaning to

Take a Bite out of Crime

fedex227
11187
Points
fedex227 02/07/14 - 02:25 pm
2
0
Judge kids ....
Unpublished

and a nice nice bottle of chianti ... sick.

david jennings
624
Points
david jennings 02/08/14 - 08:25 am
1
1
Asylum my foot

Another candidate for the rock pile, here have some bread and cool water and get back to work.

myfather15
56309
Points
myfather15 02/09/14 - 06:46 am
1
1
Is he mentally ill?

Is he mentally ill? Probably!! In this case, I would say so, because he wasn't exactly facing murder charges and wasn't trying to "get off easy". This was a divorce hearing the Judge ruled on!!

But more and more, we see people using the "insanity" or "delusional" defense!!

Now, if you have two children; let's say ages 7 and 5. Let's just say everytime the 5 year old doesn't get their way, they weep and cry; and eventually you give in and give them what they want to stop them from crying. The 7 year old will SEE this and LEARN from it!! Then, the 7 year old will start weeping and crying, as to get their way!! They LEARN from seeing others and how other's are treated from their actions!!

So, if a person commits a serious offense, let's just say murder; all he has to do is paint his hair purple, talk to himself, open his eyes real wide and threaten to eat someone and YUREKA!! People are calling him mentally ill!!! Then, he might just get treatment, instead of harsh punishment!!

Yes, there are mentally ill people, of course! But do we not realize there are also those who USE this, for their advantage?

Back to Top

Top headlines

MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on BarnesAndNoble.com, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
Search Augusta jobs