admits he made the sentencing up.
District Judge, John Stobart, has apologised for wasting everybody's time and hopes Mr Gosling accepts that it was just a bit of gallows humour. TV presenter, Ray Gosling, 71, was being sentenced for lying about the fact that he had killed his lover by forcibly holding a pillow over his face. Unusually in celebrity deaths, there was no sexual element involved.
The Judge went on to say: "As cases of wasteful employment of the courts time go, this is as bad a case of its type as I have seen. My plea and apologies cannot take away the deep distress I have voluntarily caused to Mr Gosling and his family and supporters in the process of creating and maintaining this cruel fabrication. It's still funny though."
He also added: "Obviously there is no such sentence available to me and there is no death penalty, except for treason, but he didn't try and smother the queen. He didn't try to smother any queen, in fact. He is the Pinocchio of the smothering world."
Ray Gosling later admitted: "I was horrified that I was going to be smothered to death even before I'd set foot inside a care home."
Coincidently, the date that Mr Gosling lied about this was the fourth Sunday of Lent and it's now known as Smothering Sunday.