Accused Man Has Emotional Reaction After Recognizing The Judge From Middle School
An impromptu middle school reunion in Miami-Dade bond court led to tears today after Judge Mindy Glazer recognized that Arthur Booth, the man charged with burglary before her, was her former classmate at Nautilus Middle School in Miami Beach.
"This was the nicest kid in middle school," the judge said. "He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened."
"It just brought back memories of how smart he was," Miller said. "He was a scholar, well-rounded athlete, bilingual."
She said the bright future Booth once faced was destroyed by drugs. "I was heartbroken. I mean, it just broke my heart," Miller said. "We're really trying to find help because there's obviously a need for help."
Glazer set Booth's bond at $43,000 and told him she hopes he will turn his life around.
"Good luck to you, sir," she said. "I hope you're able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life."