The Moment Courtroom Is Moved To Tears When Judge Allows Inmate To Meet His Baby

August 9, 2016
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Captured on camera! Here’s the emotional moment Kentucky judge, Amber Wolf makes headlines by allowing an inmate to meet his 1-month-old son for the first time.

Pretty much everyone was moved to tears (Including myself..)

Here’s the inside story: 

James Roeder and his wife, Ashley Roeder, are both charged as co-defendants in the same burglary, and as such, have been ordered not to have contact with each other. While they were separated, Ashley gave birth to their child, who is now one month old.

Wolf was just about to wrap up a hearing for James and commence a hearing for Ashley when she decided to ask the mother if she’d like to introduce the baby to his father:

“I saw her try to hold the baby up when he came out for his case to be called with his attorney,” Wolf told WDRB. “And I thought that he hadn’t seen that. And it occurred to me after we finished this case that he had not met his baby — who was 30 days old — and that he was not going to get an opportunity to meet his baby anytime in the near future.”

Ashley said yes and the judge called James back in to the courtroom where the emotional meeting took place. Judge Wolf described the decision as “probably one of the best things I’ve ever done:”

“It wasn’t really a judge thing. I think it was just more of a human thing. He hadn’t met his baby. And I could see that his wife wanted him to see the baby. And I know from previous interactions from Mr. Roeder that he had been very concerned about being able to meet his baby prior to it being born. And I just saw an opportunity that I didn’t want to squander.”

“I think there were a lot of tears,” she said. “I think a lot of people were touched by it. Mr. Roeder — obviously, I don’t know what you can see on that video — but there were a lot of tears coming from him. There were tears coming from Mrs. Roeder as well. And it was hard for me to hold back the tears also.  I think everybody was a little bit touched by it, and I just hope it gave him a little bit of closure and impacted him in a positive manner.”

Can we have more judges like this please! What do you think?


  1. Laurie Flores-Garcia

    August 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    sad and sweet at the same time.

  2. Brenda Rosas Smith

    August 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    What a nice show of compassion! Awesome person that Lady Judge!

  3. Becca Muniz

    August 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Guarantee that man is going to do everything he can to be a better father to that precious baby after holding him and getting to see him. We need more judges like this awesome one!

  4. Gennesis Alexis Rivera Mejia

    August 9, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    She’s the same judge that dismissed the shop lifting case for the women who got brought into court with no pants on . At least there are still good people out there

  5. Carmen Benhassen

    August 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    That is the judge that had a case with a child school mate when she told him who she was he start crying in the court room.

  6. Bernadett Galliher

    August 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Great lady and great example of compassion

  7. Jodie

    August 31, 2016 at 7:38 am

    That is one amazing judge!!

  8. Perla Pires

    September 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Unfortunately she didn’t think in her baby before…

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