Man convicted of murder has courtroom outburst

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

29 year-old James Mullins did not leave the courtroom quietly Friday.

His outburst came after words from Circuit Court Judge James Ishmael as he sentenced Mullins to 35 years behind bars - for murder and tampering with physical evidence.

"I just got through another murder case, and I am sick of it," said Judge Ishmael, "I'm tired of young men killing other young men for drugs, gangs, stupidity - whatever, I'm sick of it - and I wish you the very best Mr. Mullins."

Mullins was convicted in January of shooting and killing 20 year-old Dominic Faulkner on Whitney Avenue in 2008.

As Mullins turned to leave, gave the Commonwealth's attorney a lude hand gesture, cursed, and walked away.

As he is called back to the front of the room, the courtroom video then shows Mullins continuing to curse at the judge.

In the end.. Mullins was given an additional six months for contempt.


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