Well Governor Christie just commuted his sentence, freeing him as soon as the paperwork is processed. Brian Aitken is about to walk out of prison a free man and will be able to spend Christmas at home with his family.
Gov. Chris Christie commuted Aitken's sentence, from seven years to time served, according to an order the governor signed today.Thanks to Governor Christie for righting a wrong. I guess that the only real check and balance on an out-of-touch legislature and judicial branch that doesn't respect or follow the Constitution is the election of a Governor who does!
Aitken had appealed to Christie for commutation after being sentenced in August. According to the commutation order, Aitken will be released as "soon administratively possible."
In 2009, Aitken was arrested for possessing two handguns and ammunition -- the guns were unloaded -- after state police found them in the trunk of his car. Aitken was visiting his mother in Burlington County when she became concerned about his well-being and called police.
Aitken, who had recently moved from Colorado where he bought the guns, faced felony charges the same as if he had used the guns to commit a crime.