His statement sparked such controversy in the courtroom that the matter was eventually sent to the Supreme Court by Buck's lawyers, saying that the trial was unfair and that they demanded a retrial. Admitting that the racial testimony was a problem, the Court decided to give Buck a 30-day reprieve and an opportunity to a lifetime sentence in jail if he continued to plead guilty.
Buck and his lawyer, Kate Black, were relieved upon hearing the news of the postponement. Hearing that he would live another day, Buck exclaimed, “Praise the Lord, God is worthy to be praised. God's mercy triumphs over judgment. I feel good.”
Written By: Winston Khuu