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
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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