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236Convicted man sentenced to go to yoga classes

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Jan 23, 2004
      Strange News - AP
      Man Sentenced to Yoga Classes for Slap

      Associated Press:
      Fri Jan 23, 7:41 AM ET

      HOUSTON, USA - A man convicted of slapping his wife has been sentenced to
      yoga classes.

      Judge Larry Standley said yoga should help James Lee Cross with his
      anger management. Cross was ordered to take the class as part of his
      yearlong probation.

      The judge said Cross' case is unique and prosecutors agreed.

      Cross claimed he hit his wife during a New Year's Eve argument about
      her drinking problem. Cross said he hopes the yoga will also help him
      lose weight.

      Standley, who is known for his creative sentencing, has in the past
      ordered dozens of people convicted of drunken driving to collect
      newspaper clippings about the crime.