When he was just 14 years old, John Dwayne Bunn was found guilty of second-degree murder and thrown behind bars. But 27 years following that day, he approached a judge and grabbed her hands. Then, as the people in the courtroom watched, the man began to sob – and it was all for an astonishing reason.
Bunn was brought up by a single mother, and by the sounds of it, his childhood was far from easy. According to The New York Times, his mom had issues with alcohol, and eventually the boy began committing crimes. On one occasion, for instance, Bunn was taken into custody after he was allegedly caught stealing some jewelry.
Jewelry theft wasn’t the only illegal act that Bunn reportedly committed during his youth, however. It’s believed in fact that the teenager was also a carjacker. Apparently, he would break into a parked vehicle using a screwdriver before driving it away. But Bunn had not been convicted of any of these crimes.