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Bizarre moment defendant sings 'apology song' in court after robbing man at gunpoint
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Bizarre moment defendant sings 'apology song' in court after robbing man at gunpoint

Worth a try, eh?

This is the bizarre moment that a defendant decided to sing an apology song in court.

Back in 2015, Brian Earl Taylor, from Michigan, was appearing in Washtenaw County Trial Court to receive his sentencing for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon.

But the 21-year-old had a rather unusual way of apologizing for his crimes.

There's not much you can do when you're about to be sentenced in court.

But Taylor did what he could, although it turned out to be a terrible idea.

Taylor decided to take Adele's smash hit 'Hello' and mash up his own version, changing the lyrics to: "Hello there, your honor. I want to say I'm sorry for the things I've done and I'll try and be stronger in this life I chose, but I want you to know that door, I closed. And your honor I'm sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry."

Unfortunately for Taylor, his song didn't work.

Judge Darlene O'Brien sentenced him to serve two years in prison for illegally carrying a concealed weapon and 18 months for unlawful imprisonment.

Brian Earl Taylor sang the apology in court.
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Taylor has now finished serving time, but to show the world he's a changed man, he's took on Adele's song once again and showcased a song he wrote while behind bars.

The lyrics read: "Hello world, it's me, I was wondering if after all these years we could meet to go over a couple of things.

"They said that time was going to help me and it turns out that it did.

"Hello, can you all hear me? I'm inside these four walls dreaming about who I used to be when I was younger and free.

"I've forgotten how it felt before my world came crumbling, there's such a difference in me now from a couple of years ago.

"Hey hello, now I'm outside, I must have spent a thousand nights trying to tell the world I'm sorry."

The judge was pretty taken aback.
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Taylor was released in 2019 and since went on to bag himself two jobs.

Speaking to DailyMailTV, he said: "The day I left prison, I can't even explain the feeling with words, it was a real high off life, my whole body felt free, it was like I could breathe again.

"I enjoyed myself with my family for the first couple of days, then I went straight out to look for a job, I was like, 'it's grind time now'.

"My time in prison was full of misery, but I pushed through it, I was one of the lucky ones because I always knew that I had something to come home to."

Topics: Crime, Music, US News