Ohio judge order police to tape defendant mouth shut in open court

how is this legal?

Franklyn Williams, 32, is accused of three armed robberies in the Cleveland area, WJW reports.

During a court appearance, Williams refused to stop speaking despite more than a dozen warnings from Judge John Russo. The judge then handled the situation by ordering deputies to tape the defendant’s mouth shut.


It took about ten seconds to find a study done on the subject. Read away.


He apologized and recused himself from the case already. He should have just removed him from court instead.


OK that’s funny.