Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning To Bench

VIERA (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida Judge accused of punching an assistant public defender is set to return to the bench.

Brevard County Court Judge John Murphy returns to the bench on Monday, June 30th but instead of hearing criminal cases, he will handle civil cases.

Chief Judge John Harris said Friday that the reassignment isn’t a form of discipline.

He says Murphy has been receiving anger management counseling since the altercation earlier this month.

Murphy allegedly hit assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock outside a courtroom after the two exchanged words over whether his client could have a speedy trial.

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


  • http://florida.dotnewz.com/miami/judge-who-punched-attorney-returning-to-bench-miami-2/ Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning To Bench #Miami | Florida Newz

    […] Murp… CBS Miami […]

  • http://searchthelawyer.com/attorney/dui/dwi/search/lawyer/judge-accused-of-punching-attorney-returns-to-work-wesh-orlando Attorney Search Site » Judge accused of punching attorney returns to work – WESH Orlando

    […] judge accused of punching attorney return to benchNews 13 OrlandoMinneapolis Star Tribune -CBS Localall 37 news […]

  • http://searchthelawyer.com/attorney/dui/dwi/search/lawyer/judge-accused-of-punching-defense-attorney-returns-to-the-bench-huffington-post Attorney Search Site » Judge Accused Of Punching Defense Attorney Returns To The Bench – Huffington Post

    […] OrlandoBrevard judge accused of punching attorney return to benchNews 13 OrlandoLocal 10 -CBS Localall 80 news […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Connect With Those In Need
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live