It bothered me as an ordinary citizen to see that this Judge released a domestic violence offender on bail, which enabled him to kill the same wife he was previously convicted of domestic violence against. It's a sad thing that this happened to her family and I'm very sad for them. I hope Judge Gilman is able to sleep well knowing that he played a major role in this tragic event.
This judge should be REMOVED for allowing bail on a repeat and violent offender which resulted in the DEATH of the victim Tierne Ewing. Tierne had pleaded for protection against her violent husband and despite the husband's violent record of beating her up and attempted kidnappings, this judge decided that it was a good idea to let him off once more with low bail. Tierne was found shot in the head twice. Such irony that this judge talked in a Youtube video on why he should be elected to the bench and yet failed to meet his #1 obligation which was to protect the residents of his town. SHAME ON YOU JUDGE GILMAN! A PERSON'S LIFE WAS IN YOUR HANDS AND YOU FAILED TO PROTECT HER!
I believe he is the best Judge in Washington County. Fair, impartial, patient and willing to let you present your case the way you wish without rushing you along or making judgments on the merits ahead of time.
I just watched crime watch daily for judge Gilman to not protect that lady and allow her husband to get out of jail and eventually kill that lady is a disgrace. Your a judge and you see all the abuse that man did to that lady and you could care less. I hope someone in your family goes though something like that and a judge dies the same thing to your one ones. How do u look in the mirror knowing your responsible for the death of someone. Your not a judge your a piece of shit.
How is it that Judge Gilman has not been charged in the murder of Tierne Ewing?! He let Kevin Ewing, a violent offender who had guns, out on bail after he violated a restraining order, abducted, tortured & attempted to kill his wife! He is at the very least a facilitator & accessory. Judge Gilman's actions/inactions directly caused Tierne's murder! He has absolutely no place on the bench and deserves the punishment allowed to the fullest extent of the law. He is a disgrace to our justice system so why isn't anything being done about this? Even Judges are not above the law!
This judge, Gary Gilman, is the most disgusting example of why women are dying everyday at the hands of these abusers. Tierney Ewing did not have to die, this judge is the reason she did. The laws were in place to protect her, this judge just didn't do his job. He needs to be thrown off the bench and charged with her death!!! He was the only person who was in a position to save her and he failed, this happens everyday in our country!!! I pray this man will enjoy this level of loss in his life as this poor family did in theres!!!
My family have met with this judge before concerning my nephew years ago when he was only two/three years old. He was being abused by his father. The attorney presented a handful of photos and other sources of evidence that proved the abuse. However, the judge didn't believe it was an act of child abuse, even though the bruises in the shape of large fingerprints and marks on his arms and face prove otherwise.
Judge Gilman is one of the most thoughtful persons there is, and someone who applies the laws that can be used to work with. The failure lies with a system of culture or sub-culture and law/law enforcement that failed in this county beyond his control. For example, Mr. Ewing had a gun that he used at a place of business in Meadowlands, PA to cause havoc earlier. That gun as well as all guns were supposed to be kept from him. Systemic failure. An ankle bracelet and GPS, that had to be removed by illegal means, which by the way is not easy to do, were added to the bail of $100,000. The reports declined to answer why these restrictions with electronic devices never worked. Again, another systemic failure, beyond the judge's control. Stop trying to scapegoat someone who did their job, when you know the fault lies elsewhere. For many Washingtoncountians, look in the mirror, and you'll see part of the problem. You know yourself, that many here are not the most principled people in the world, where the use of violence and threats thereof are commonplace, especially where there's no close police support. Also, why was there a law passed subsequently, called Tierne's Law, that was commented on by the assistant district attorney, that described it as a law that enables judges with more leverage to do more, if they were already given the authority to do as they saw fit. I'll tell you why. Because they didn't have the authority to do what YOU people wanted them to do. Place blame where it belongs, or don't blame at all.