Florida judge takes leave of absence after courtroom scuffle

Brevard County, FL (WFLX) - The Florida judge who got into a scuffle with a public defender will take a paid leave of absence to get help for anger management. Judge John Murphy and the assistant public defender had a disagreement during court proceedings on Monday.

The argument got out of hand and a fight ensued just outside the courtroom with the judge reportedly throwing a punch at the public defender. As for the public defender, he's expected to be back at work later this week.

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