The Georgia man whose memorable courtroom exchange with a judge in 2016 was turned into a “Rick and Morty” animation has just been sentenced to life in prison. Denver Fenton Allen, 33, pleaded guilty on Monday to murdering his cellmate after just five days behind bars, the Rome News-Tribune reported.
Floyd County Assistant District Attorney Luke Martin accused Allen of murdering his cellmate Stephen Rudolph Nalley in hopes of gaining a scarier reputation at the prison. Martin mentioned that Nalley was physically much smaller than Allen.
“He didn’t punch the biggest guy in the room. He waited until little Stephen Nalley went to sleep,” Martin said. “And then he bashed Stephen Nalley’s head in... then he went around the jail and bragged about killing his cellmate.”
Allen claimed he murdered Nalley in self-defense, but the judge denied that motion.
After he was sentenced, Allen threatened to kill numerous people in the courtroom, including a prosecutor. This wasn’t the first time he threatened people in a courtroom setting.
In fact, his now-infamous 2016 courtroom rant was full of death threats from Allen. In that immortalized incident, Allen threatened to kill Superior Court Judge Bryant Durham and his family. He also made graphic sexual threats that day. He had even accused his court-appointed attorney of hitting on him, which are claims that Durham dismissed.
“That motherf*cker asked me to eat his *** for a bag of coffee,” Allen claimed.
According to a state evaluation, Allen suffers from schizophrenia. He was, however, still found fit for trial.
[Photo: Floyd County Sheriff’s Office]