I always love it when a judge quotes Shakespeare at a criminal. I imagine the defendant (and quite possibly most of the courtroom) getting this confused sort of “Huh?” look and requiring it be explained to them.
“He’s here in double trust,” quoted the judge. ‘First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed: then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife himself.”
Macbeth, of course. The story of a man who invites the king to his house, and then rather than protecting him, kills him.
Ontario Court Justice Gilles Renaud remarked that Marcel Bouchard had the trust of a 64-year-old neighbour who looked to him for protection but violated that trust when he sexually assaulted her after taking her on a birthday date to a Swiss Chalet restaurant.
Not quite the same scale, I suppose. But then again Shakespeare didn’t give us many examples of the latter (except maybe Two Gents?)