Man Confessed Murder for a Bucket of Chicken

Tremayne Durham is a big guy. And he likes to eat. So when he was sitting in an Oregon jail waiting for trial for murder, all he could think about was food. So, when the prosecutors offered this unusual plea deal, Durham bit right in:

Durham was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars with a chance for parole in 30 years after pleading guilty last month to aggravated murder for Adam Calbreath's brutal slaying.

Multnomah County, Ore., Judge Eric Bergstrom agreed to the unusual plea deal - which included buckets of fried chicken, pizza and lasagna - because it saved the expense of a trial and possible appeals. A murder trial could have cost the county about $4,000, officials said.

Durham's insatiable need for greasy food - which included gorging on KFC and Popeye's chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, carrot cake, along with a pizza, two calzones, lasagna and ice cream - cost Oregon taxpayers only $41.70. Bergstrom signed off on the deal, and the killer downed the food in two sittings - the first a few weeks ago, and the second on Wednesday. [...]

Don Hons, 32, a friend of Calbreath's who attended the sentencing, said Durham deserved no favors - but told The Oregonian newspaper he was glad the judge made the food deal in order to get the killer locked up.

"If a couple buckets of chicken are going to help to get a conviction, then get some biscuits to go with it," he said.

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I thought the same as Jeffala; wait 'til the state has to foot the bill for angioplasty or a bypass.

Any bets on whether some greasy lawyer will try to get him off by claiming the food was part of a coercion effort? Either that or the fatty, greasy food could be considered cruel & unusual punishment.
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The state’s saving $4,000 with their plea deal, but they’re probably going to give him a heart attack with the greasy foods and then they’ll wind up having to pay his medical bills.
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