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Judge Steps Down After Brandishing Gun In Court

By Ian Millhiser on March 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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Georgia trial Judge David Barrett retired from the bench in the face of an ethics investigation into his conduct during a domestic violence case last week. After the victim in this case showed reluctance to testify while on the witness stand, Barrett pulled out a gun, pretended to offer it to the woman and told her that she was “killing her case” and that she “might as well shoot [her] lawyer.”

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