Aug 4, 2015 9:32 PM
Facebooking Freedom: Ex-NH State Rep let out of Dover jail for afternoon, posts it online
DOVER - An inmate at the county jail showed off his freedom on Facebook this weekend.
Michael Weeden, 24, a former state representative and Dover city councilor, was sentenced to six months in jail July 8, after a jury found he held a gun to his former fiancee's head and threatened to kill her while drunk on cooking sherry.
But less than a month later, Weeden was posting pictures of himself relaxing at home with his dog and cat.
Weeden even updated his cover photo with a picture of a pool.
Strafford County Attorney Thomas Velardi explained on Tuesday.
"(Weeden) was granted a four hour pass which allowed him to be at his home for a period of time on Sunday," Velardi said, adding that Weeden's victim was notified. She told the court during his sentencing that she is haunted by Weeden's memory all of the time.
The woman pressed the criminal threatening charge against him, as well as a charge of sexual assault after he allegedly sodomized her in 2012. A separate jury found Weeden not guilty on the assault charge.
Velardi explained that Weeden will probably not serve the full six months, anyhow, because all criminal sentences in New Hampshire are reduced by one-third if an inmate is of good behavior.
Weeden is also allowed into the community for work release.
Take a look at his day in the gallery below.
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