Angry at $10K bond, woman curses out judge, winds up with $20K bond
Posted Dec 2, 2013 6:40 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Angry over allegedly being charged without good reason, a Florida woman let the judge know what she thought Monday when bond was set at $10,000.
Mylife Rivera-Vazquez, 21, dropped the F-bomb at least twice as she walked away, prompting Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens to call her back and ask the defendant why she had spoken as she had, NBC 6 South Florida reports.
"Yes, there’s a reason for me to be disrespectful, because I’m in [a] red jumper, I don’t know why, because I’m getting accused of a battery that I did not commit while I was in handcuffs,” Rivera-Vazquez told the judge.
“This is not the time to do it,” Sanchez-Llorens responded, telling the defendant to keep quiet.
When Rivera-Vazquez then tried to argue the facts of her case, Sanchez-Llorens increased bond to $20,000. She also ordered a mental health evaluation.
Rivera-Vazquez then dropped the F-bomb at least three more times before exiting the courtroom, the station says. Rivera-Vazquez has been in jail since April on an armed robbery charge; even if she were to post the $20,000 bond, she is being held on no bond on the armed robbery charge, according to corrections records.