Saturday, November 7, 2015

PTSD Question Leaves Brevard County Facing "National Embarrassment"

PTSD Afghanistan Veteran Fights to Keep Job As Brevard County Judge and I have to admit, I didn't think it could not be true. Yesterday a news report came out with more information on this. Other judges say that it was just an excuse. Now I am not so sure if he really has it or is just using it to cover up what he did.

Was he in denial? Wouldn't be the first time that happened. Was he misdiagnosed before? Again, wouldn't be the first time. This story leaves too many questions on what real justice would be.
Brevard judge accused of berating, threatening lawyer claims to have PTSD
WFTV News
November 6, 2015

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Some of Florida's top judges are firing back against claims that post-traumatic stress disorder turned a Brevard County courtroom into a national embarrassment.

Last month, Judge John Murphy was suspended from the bench more than a year after being caught taking a public defender out in the hall for a fist fight.

The judges called the PTSD defense too little, too late.

Florida's joint qualifying commission is responding to what Murphy said.

At the time, he had a new diagnosis blaming PTSD.

But the state's top judges say it's an excuse that came out of left field and doesn't make sense.
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