Sunday, February 14, 2021

Fat drug kingpin‘s freedom short lived

Drug kingpin and killer John Bass, 51, was freed from a Pennsylvania prison after 22 years on compassionate grounds in January. He is obese and cited the potential of catching the coronavirus. A judge noted his “horrific crimes,” but ruled he was worthy of a “well-earned second chance”. Bass ran a brutal drug ring in Detroit and personally tortured and killed his rivals. Bass was serving two life sentences for murder and drugs. He had been eligible for the federal death penalty.
Prosecutors objected to his release pointing out that Bass continued to run his ring from jail and had “not aged out of his ability to harm” others. “He’s only 51 years old – eight years older than one of the starting quarterbacks in this year’s Super Bowl." Bass was returned to jail.