- A convicted man got his mouth taped shut by a judge recently
- The judge was trying to sentence the convict who would not keep quiet
- The judge eventually order the convict’s mouth to be taped shut in an attempt to finish the proceedings
One unfortunate man has had to endure having his mouth taped shut, on the order of a judge.
According to the Zululand Observer, a frustrated judge ordered the mouth of a convicted man to be taped shut after he kept interrupting him.
The man, Franklyn Williams was in court for sentencing after being convicted of crimes including robbery and kidnapping, but he kept interrupting the presiding judge.
The judge was not having any of it and kept warning the man to keep quiet and to stop interrupting.
The conversation went as follows:
“I’m the judge in the matter,” Judge John Russo eventually told him. “Shut your mouth and I will tell you when you talk. You got it?”
“But you’re not letting me tell you what’s gong on,” came the reply.
“That means zip it,” said the judge. “Right now. Does that make sense?”
“No it doesn’t,” the Williams responded.
“…..The comment ‘quit talking,’ do you understand that?”
“You’re trying to take my life away, judge, and you’re not letting me tell you what’s going on,” the convict countered.
This still didn’t stop Williams and he tried to keep talking at first after his mouth had been taped shut. The judge then simply ordered another piece of tape to be added to the first one to show he meant business.
In an unrelated story, but another story about a bizarre conviction, one man was disgusted at only receiving R23 million rand after he was wrongfully accused of a crime and spent 40 years in prison.
A former inmate of a Californian prison was released after being imprisoned for nearly 40-years.
He was released when DNA tests revealed that he was not guilty of murdering his 24-year-old girlfriend. Craig Richard Coley, 70, was given $2-million (R23-million) as compensation, this worked out to R1600 per day he spent in prison.
He was pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown before Thanksgiving.
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