BREVARD JUDGE JOHN MURPHY: ‘I’ll Just Beat Your Ass’
By Space Coast Daily // June 2, 2014
‘If You Want To Fight, Let’s Go Out Back and I’ll Just Beat Your Ass’
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Judge John Murphy and Bevard County public defender Andrew Weinstock exchanged heated words during court today in which Murphy allegedly pressured Weinstock to get his client to waive his right to a speedy trial.
Murphy, a Brevard County Court judge, was elected in September of 2006 and re-elected in 2012 for a term that expires on January 8, 2019. Murphy was unopposed and automatically re-elected following the Nov. 6, 2012 general election
On the video, Murphy said to Weinstock, “You know, if I had a rock I would throw it at you right now. Stop pissing me off. Just sit down.”
On the video, Murphy can be heard calling Weinstock out to come to the back hallway, an area where there are no cameras, which is where the fight broke out.
“If you want to fight, let’s go out back and I’ll just beat your ass,” Murphy tells Weinstock before the two head out of the courtroom.