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Stamford man gets six months in jail for court outburst

September 26, 2018

STAMFORD — A city man will spend six months in jail for cursing at a judge during a courtroom tirade this week.

Jose Horton, 37, was carried out of a Stamford courtroom Tuesday by six judicial marshals after he fell to the floor during his arraignment on a domestic assault charge.

“This is bull—,” Horton repeatedly shouted at Judge Bruce Hudock, who ordered him held on a $25,000 court appearance bond for a domestic incident that occurred Monday.

The judge said Horton had four previous convictions for probation violations. Hudock said it indicated Horton has failed to comply with court orders.

Horton also has pending cases for disorderly conduct, threatening, criminal trespass and marijuana possession and past convictions for assault, interfering with police and criminal violation of a restraining order.

“I’m sorry, but I’m not sorry,” Horton told the judge about his behavior before he was sentenced.

Hudock said it had been nearly a decade since there was a similar outburst in his courtroom. In November 2009, Hudock sentenced Carrie Yernides, 42, of Norwalk, to six months in jail when she became enraged because the judge ordered her jailed for the weekend after she admitted drinking a large glass of wine before coming to court.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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