Judge Orders Defendant’s Mouth Duct Taped

September 3rd, 2009 by

CANTON, Ohio – An Ohio judge unhappy with repeated interruptions from a robbery suspect ordered a deputy to put duct tape over the defendant’s mouth. Canton Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden says the taping last Thursday was the best way to restore order at a hearing for 51-year-old Harry Brown of Canton.

Brown complained that his court-appointed attorney wasn’t prepared and angered the judge with interruptions. After a warning, the judge told the bailiff to tape Brown’s mouth shut.

When the tape was removed, the defendant said the judge wasn’t being respectful. The judge ended the hearing and sent the case to a grand jury.

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One Response

  1. Radio superstar formerly known as Todd

    The next time Spiceboy gets a little to counter programish, he’s going to take a 15 minute duct tape time out. Did I say
    duct taped; I meant to say Bubba taped. Man, do I have a shiz load of moxy and swagger! Heh heh heh

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