The DA who tackled the accused said the courthouse courtroom is like "being in the Wild West."
"It was just a freak accident."
Judge Who Threatened To 'Beat' Lawyer Removed From Bench
"The egregious conduct demonstrates his present unfitness to remain in office."
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge who was captured on video berating and threatening to fight an assistant public defender was ordered removed from the bench Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court.
Brevard County Circuit Judge John Murphy got into an argument last year with now-former assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock over whether a defendant could have a speedy trial. The judge at one point said, "If you want to fight, let's go out back." The two men left the courtroom and Murphy was accused of hitting the man. He denied striking Weinstock.
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