A Florida man who routinely unleased a torrent of obscenities in court has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill a judge he believed ruled against him in his custody case.
Alan McCarty Jr., 36, spent much of the hearing in an adjacent room with a speaker and one-way glass, just like he did during his trial, after unleashing another stream of profanities Wednesday at the judge, the prosecutor and even his own public defender.
Circuit Judge Matt Foxman said on Wednesday that McCarty even threatened a prosecutor’s unborn child, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
McCarty challenged that allegation in court.
“What a bunch of f–-king lies, you stupid piece of s–-t,” McCarty yelled at Foxman. “You threatened my life … F--k you.”
Foxman also gave McCarty an additional 10-day sentence because of an outburst in which he made a crude suggestion to the judge.
“You also offered me to perform a sex act upon you, which I politely declined and still do this day for whatever that’s worth,” Foxman told McCarty.
Foxman had threatened to duct-tape McCarty’s mouth in August over prior court disruptions, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
McCarty was convicted last month of threatening to kill Circuit Judge Stasia Warren last year when he mistakenly blamed her for taking his kids away in a custody case. The threats were made in a series of four phone calls to police.
A prosecutor's statement says the 20-year sentence will give McCarty ample time to reflect on the seriousness of his threats against the judicial system.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
[Photo: Volusia County Sheriff's Office]