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Domestic violence suspect gets 364 days for contempt after cursing at judge

Posted Jun 12, 2014 1:40 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A bond hearing Thursday did not go well for a Florida domestic violence suspect.

Angry at being denied bond in the Fort Lauderdale hearing, Christoper Burgor Colon, 27, cursed and ranted at Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley for several minutes, according to the Sun Sentinel and WPLG. Deputies can be seen restraining Colon at one point in a video of the proceedings posted by the Sun-Sentinel.

Hurley then held Colon in contempt of court for his disruption and sentenced him to 364 days in jail. Colon laughed in response and got another expletive in before his microphone was turned off.

Colon is accused in the underlying case of battery causing great bodily harm and violating a court injunction.

The articles don't include any comment from the defendant or his legal counsel.

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