Texas judge tells a jury that ‘God told me the defendant is not guilty’

Just when you thought it was safe to trust a judge not to have a screw loose:

A Texas judge allegedly interrupted a deliberating jury to claim that God told him the defendant is not guilty.

Judge Jack Robison reportedly told jurors on Friday in a state district court in Comal County in Texas that Gloria Romero-Perez was not guilty of trafficking her 16-year-old niece for sex.

According to the Herald-Zeitung, Judge Robison apologized to jurors for the interruption, but defended his actions by declaring: ‘When God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it.’

Despite Robison’s outburst, the jury found 32-year-old Romano-Perez guilty of continuous trafficking of a person and sentenced her to 25 years in prison.

Talk about woo woo on the bench!