Trials & Litigation

Talked Into Giving Up Gun by South Fla. Judge, Man Gets 2 Years


A distraught litigant who held a gun to his own head in a South Florida courthouse last year before a judge talked him into giving up the weapon has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Marin Stroia, 60, was found guilty in February of armed trespass and reckless display of a weapon concerning the January 2011 incident at the Broward County Courthouse, reports the Miami Herald. He was angry and upset over a child-support case.

Security was subsequently enhanced by stationing an armed guard and placing cones at the exit doors through which Stroia brought the weapon.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Distraught Litigant in Fla. Courthouse Aims Gun at Own Head Before Judge Talks Him Into Giving Up”

ABAJournal.com: “Man Drinks Fake Poison After Being Convicted for Threatening to Shoot Himself in Court”

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