'Shorts'-tempered judge locked up sloppy student

Sloppy Cape Cod Community College students locked up during Worthington trial

Boston-Heraldby David Wedge for the Boston Herald

A no-nonsense Cape Cod judge threw the book at a college kid for wearing shorts in his courtroom during the high-profile Worthington murder trial - locking the sloppy student up with the accused killer, according to sources and media reports.

The Cape Cod Community College student, whose name has not been released, was tossed into a cell with Christopher McCowen, a garbage collector on trial for the 2002 slaying of fashion writer Christa Worthington. Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson had court officers lock up the student after he was told to leave the courtroom for wearing shorts but did not.

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