Corey Webb: Pees in Courtroom During Trial Break
Signs your trial is not going well: When the judge says to you, "I don't know how you were raised, but peeing in a trash can in a state district courtroom is inappropriate behavior."
KYTX Corey Webb: If you're going to pee in court, might as well get caught on video doing it.
That quote, which surely will go down in judicial history alongside "with all deliberate speed," was uttered by District Judge Kerry Russell in a Tyler courtroom yesterday to 17-year-old Corey Webb, who just had to go, you know?
Webb was on trial for shooting at a peace officer during an escape attempt from a juvenile facility. He'd already shown a somewhat casual attitude to the judicial process, being reprimanded for mumbling loudly during attorneys' arguments and asking the judge if he could fire his lawyer.
And then, according to KYTX:
After her testimony, the court broke for lunch. Right as the jury was ushered out Webb unbuckled his pants, walked over to a trash can and urinated in court. The judge had this to say to Webb:
"I don't know how you were raised, but peeing in a trash can in a state district courtroom is inappropriate behavior. This is the second conversation we've had. There won't be a third."
After the break, Webb entered a guilty
pee plea on the original charge.