ROME, Ga. (AP) — A northwest Georgia judge threatened to lock a defendant up for years and used a gay slur after the defendant repeatedly shouted obscenities and threatened to kill the judge’s family.
Citing a transcript from the June 17 hearing in Rome, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Denver F. Allen repeatedly swore at Judge Bryant Durham Jr. after his request for a new public defender was denied. Allen told Durham he would “cut (Durham’s) children up into pieces.”
Durham used the gay slur after Allen said he liked to have sex with “boys.”
The Rome News-Tribune reports that Allen is accused of beating fellow inmate Stephen Rudolph Nalley to death at the Floyd County Jail in August 2015.
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