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Judge Orders Husband to Date His Wife

A Florida judge handed down an unusual sentence to a husband who had a domestic dispute with his wife.

During the courthouse hearing, Judge Hurley told Mr. Bray that he would he would need to figure out a plan for marriage counseling, but then Hurley added the novel part of the sentence:

[Mr. Bray] is going to stop by somewhere and he's going to get some flowers. He's going to get a card, he's going to get flowers, and then he's going to go home, pick up his wife, get dressed and take her to Red Lobster, and after that Red Lobster they're going to go bowling.

An attorney jokingly asked the judge, "Does he have to let her win?"

"No," Judge Hurley replied, but he also stressed that he wasn't joking. If Bray failed to follow through, he would be back in court.

The judge acknowledged that it was a very minor incident, but he didn't want to let Mr. Bray off the hook. So after checking with Mrs. Bray that she did not felt safe enough to invite her husband back home, Mrs. Bray said, "I love my husband and want to work things out." Then the judge turned to Mr. Bray and said, "Flowers, birthday card, Red Lobster, bowling. You got your work cut out for you, do you understand?"

'Yes sir,' Bray replied.

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