A judge in Brevard County, Fla. allegedly attacked a public defender in a hallway outside a courtroom after threatening him— “I’ll beat your ass”—during a hearing.
A camera in the courtroom captured Judge John Murphy challenging public defender Andrew Weinstock on Monday after Weinstock refused to waive his client’s right to a speedy trial.
“You know, if I had a rock I would throw it at you right now,” Murphy told Weinstock. “Stop pissing me off. Just sit down.”
“You know I’m the public defender. I have a right to be here and I have a right to stand and represent my client,” Weinstock replied.
Murphy then asked Weinstock if he wanted to step out to the courtroom’s hallway, where there are no cameras. “If you want to fight, let’s go out back and I’ll just beat your ass,” he said.
The two left the courtroom together, and, in the video, you can hear as they angrily confront each other in the hallway.
Watch the video below