Out of Order? Judge, Attorney Reportedly Brawl Outside Courtroom
A Florida courtroom was “out of order” Monday when a judge and an assistant public defender got into an argument and then allegedly went outside to brawl.
Public Defender Blaise Trettis alleges that Judge John Murphy punched Assistant Public Defender Andrew Weinstock in the head.
After Weinstock refused to waive a clients’ right to a speedy trial, he and the judge exchanged heated words. The judge can be heard saying, “If you want to fight lets go out back, and I'll just beat your ass."
The men disappear off-camera, where you can hear an altercation taking place. The judge then returns to the courtroom, but the attorney doesn’t.
The judge is now off the bench and seeking anger management treatment.
Arthur Aidala and Jonna Spilbor discussed this today on "The Real Story." Hear what they had to say in the video above.