Report: Judge, Public Defender Have Physical Fight In Courtroom

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A judge in Viera, Florida threatened a public defender in court Monday on the courtroom video camera and reportedly got into a physical altercation moments later.

Florida Today has more:

Tensions erupted in a Brevard County courtroom this morning when a judge challenged an assistant public defender to “go out back and I’ll just beat your ass.”

Public Defender Blaise Trettis said Judge John Murphy grabbed Assistant Public Defender Andrew Weinstock and punched him in the head.

 

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