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Judge tells lawyer, 'I'll beat your ass,' does so

Judge tells lawyer, 'I'll beat your ass,' does so
Posted Wednesday, June 4th 2014 @ 3pm  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A judge in Florida got testy during a hearing, and his feud with a public defender ended with a hallway scuffle. Video shows a disagreement in court between the two, with Judge John Murphy telling lawyer Andrew Weinstock, "If I had a rock, I would throw it at you right now. Stop pissing me off. Just sit down." Weinstock cited his "right to stand and represent my client." Murphy replied: "If you want to fight, let's go out back and I'll just beat your ass." It seems he did, after the two went into a hallway where they can be heard on the video shouting at one another; deputies had to break them up.

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