Judge orders mouth shut

By The New Lawyer|04 March 2013

A small court judge ordered a defendant's mouth shut after he tired of being interrupted.

A municipal court judge in Ohio, the US, ordered a defendant's mouth to be taped shut after he tired of repeated interruptions in court. 

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Judge Stephen Belden said it was the best way to restore order after Harry Brown, 51, kept interrupting, reports a local newspaper. 

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Brown complained that his attorney was not prepared for the case. 


After a warning, the judge ordered his mouth be taped shut. 


When the tape was removed, Brown complained that the judge was not being respectful. 

Judge orders mouth shut
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