Cleveland judge ordered a defendant’s mouth duct taped


An Ohio judge ordered a convict appearing in his court to have his mouth gagged with duct tape when he refused to stop interrupting. Judge John Russo ordered that Franklyn Williams’ mouth to be taped over to prevent him from speaking after warning him to be silent at least 12 times over the course of 30 minutes. Williams was being sentenced for armed robbery at the time and talked almost continuously during the hearing.



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