In a shocking event Lawman Joe Dredd – recently returned from Saving Mega City Two from the 2T(fru)T plague – murdered an editor and photographer at the Mega Times in an alleged row about his welcome home coverage. “Box” Paton clicked one last time snapping Dredd in a murderous rage.
Tried by the Council of Five Judges with a unanimous vote Dredd was sentenced to 20 years on Titan, the penalty for all judges who lose their way in law. Despite testimony from Dredd’s house robot and Dredd claiming to have no recollection of the incident he was shipped off this morning.
This is a sad day for Mega City One.
Dredd was heard to say “I don’t understand.”
Story: Crime and Punishment
Appears: 2000AD Prog 86
Writers: John Wagner
Art: Brian Bolland
Dated: 14 October 1978