Brevard judge appeals suspension after courtroom scuffle
October 27, 2015
Brevard County Judge John Murphy is trying to keep his job after his Oct. 6 suspension that was issued in response to an altercation between the judge and a public defender last year.
Court documents state that Murphy has been issued a 30 percent disability by the Department of Veteran Affairs due to post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from his combat deployment to Afghanistan.Tensions between Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy and assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock resulted in a challenge - and apparent fight just outside a courtroom in Viera on Monday morning. Posted June 2, 2014
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