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Montana judge tells convicted vandal to 'get a real job' so he can pay restitution to victims

Judge G. Todd Baugh ordered Brandon Daniel Turell to pay over $13,000 in restitution.
By Evan Bleier   |   June 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM   |   Comments

BILLINGS, Mont., June 24 (UPI) -- A Montana judge suggested that a man who was convicted of vandalism replace his Burger King gig with a "real job" so that he can pay restitution to his victims.

According to prosecutors, Brandon Daniel Turell and an accomplice shot out the windows of about 100 vehicles and at least one home with a BB gun in December 2012.

Turell pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of theft, theft by accountability and DUI.

District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Brandon Daniel Turell to 10 years in custody of the state department of corrections, but gave him a five-year suspended sentence. The 21-year-old was also ordered to pay $13,600 in restitution.

"I'm very sorry for everything I've done," Turell told Baugh, according to the Billings Gazette. He also told the judge that he's been making $9.50 an hour while working at his fast-food job.

"Why can't you get a real job?" Baugh asked. He then told the young man that he must get a "real job" and so that he can pay restitution.

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