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Top 10 Most Shocking Court Moments Caught On Tape


Hey YouTube, Jim here! Welcome to Top10Archive! The courtroom may be one of the worst melting
pots of emotion, often mixing the impassioned sense of justice, primal rage, and heartbreaking
sorrow. From this brew comes the worst of insane tirades,
physical outbursts, and moments of raw emotion, detailed in this installment of the ten most
insane courtroom moments caught on camera. Before we get started, help us out by hitting
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get notified every time we put out a new video! 10. Nicole Babb Bares All
There’s no telling what could happen in court, and though this moment of weirdness
occurred in a bond courtroom, it’s well worth mentioning! While waiting in line to discuss the nature
of her appearance with the Miami-Dade County judge, a woman identified as Nicole Babb decided
the humidity was just too much to handle. Undoing what looked like a make-shift hospital
gown, Babb disrobed and proceeded to get down on all fours in front of her onlookers. The court’s bailiffs weren’t really the
quickest to respond, but they did eventually get her dressed before escorting her away. 9. May 1st, 1776
To most, it’s a random day in the late-18th century, but for people like Titus Nathan
Colbert, it’s a momentous date. During his court appearance for firing a weapon
at San Diego police officers in Bankers Hill, Colbert showed his devotion to the Illuminati
and the New World Order by repeatedly shouting the date May 1st, 1776, the date the Bavarian
Illuminati was allegedly formed. Prior to standing before the judge, Colbert
can be seen mouthing the word “Illuminati,” but once it came time to hear his sentence,
he became vocally disruptive before being removed from the courtroom. 8. Michael Gaines’ Potty Mouth
We have to question the tactic being employed by Michael Gaines as he slung obscenity after
obscenity at District Judge Rebecca Pilshaw during his sentencing. The HIV-positive defendant was convicted of
battery after spitting on two sheriff’s deputies at the Sedgwick County Jail, but
if his R-rated rant indicates anything, Gaines feels there’s a bit of injustice on hand. After calmly expressing himself, Gaines was
removed from the courtroom – of course ensuring he threw in a few final words – and was sentenced
to 13 years in prison. 7. Butts and Cunningham Joint Sentencing
Considering the heinous crime that Erica Mae Butts and Shanita Latrice Cunningham committed
in 2009, the life terms they each received sounds fitting. Of course, the defendants, who were found
guilty of the wrongful death of 3-year-old Serenity Richardson, didn’t take the news
too well. Circuit Judge Deadra Jefferson took no pity
on Butts and Cunningham, who both collapsed to the floor at the reading of their sentence. Following their off-camera collapse, a loud
shrill filled the courtroom, a cry for mercy underserved for the two killers. As the two were wheeled out, catatonic, Butts’
mother was physically removed for her hysterics. 6. The Courtroom Mixtape
If all else fails, try to woo them, right? At his sentencing for wrongful imprisonment
and carrying a concealed weapon, 21-year-old Brian Earl Taylor pulled all the stops when
he opted to use his time for a statement to sing to the courtroom. Taylor showed off his musical and lyrical
prowess, using Adele as his inspiration, to apologize to the judge, his mother, and
the victim. In a strange twist, Judge Darlene O’Brien
was so moved by the rendition that she threw the charges out… Naw, we’re kidding. He was found guilty and sentenced to up to
15 years for the unlawful imprisonment and two years for the concealed weapon. 5. The Hollingsworth Fracas
Slightly displeased with his court-appointed lawyer, defendant Wendell Hollingsworth, who
was facing the gavel for robbing churches across Columbus, Ohio in 1992, showed his
disdain during his day in court in 2007. Once wheeled up to his attorney, Hollingsworth
kicked him but was immediately subdued by nearby deputies. In the melee, defense attorney J. Scott Weisman
cut his hand and one deputy was accidentally tasered. Hollingsworth returned to the courtroom later,
this time restrained with a “spit shield” cover over his mouth. For his unholy escapade, dubbed a “reign
of terror” by Judge Julie M. Lynch, the feisty criminal received 93 years. 4. Keison Wilkins’ Heart Attack? Ah, the ‘ole “I’m coming, Elizabeth!”
defense! Then 33-year-old Keison Wilkins had decided
to represent himself during his retrial for a 2004 assault, felony weapon possession,
and for discharging a weapon in a habitat. The trial was a circus, to say the least,
but the icing on the cake of justice unfolded while Wilkins was cross-examining a deputy. Realizing that his case was tanking, Wilkins
proceeded to fake a heart attack. Judge Mary Katherine Huffman kept it cool
despite having been dealing with Wilkins’ disruptive behavior, chided him for his fool-hearted
attempt to cause a mistrial, and eventually sentenced him to 42 years. 3. Michael Madison’s Smile
To smile while a father tearfully testifies on the torture and murder of his daughter
is nothing short of pure evil. As Van Terry addressed defendant Michael Madison,
who was responsible for the death and mutilation of Van Terry’s daughter Shirellda and two
other victims, Shetisha Sheeley and Angela Deskins, the cold-blooded killer smirked. Catching the slyness, Van Terry reacted as
any grieving father should – by lunging at the grinning killer. In the chaos that ensued, the two were removed
from the courtroom, but when the trial resumed, Madison was sentenced to death. 2. T.J. Lane’s Sentencing
In February of 2012, T.J. Lane made headlines by opening fire in a Chardon, Ohio school
cafeteria, killing three students. Throughout the trial, Lane proved that he
was pretty proud of himself and his actions and showed no remorse, but it was during his
sentencing that his blasé attitude truly shined through. Wearing a plain white shirt with the word
“killer” scribed on the front, Lane used his last words before his sentence was delivered
to gouge open the wounds of the victims’ families. As spectators reeled from the heartless words,
Judge David Fuhry condemned Lane to three life sentences without the possibility of
parole. 1. Michael Marin’s Final Sentencing
As a lawyer and Wall Street trader, Michael James Marin enjoyed success. After purchasing a 10,000-square-foot mansion
in 2008, Marin attempted to sell it for profit in 2009 via a lottery, but once the lottery
was deemed illegal, he implemented plan B. The day after the lottery was to take place,
Marin called 911 to report that the mansion was on fire and, during the follow-up investigation,
all blame for the fire pointed back to him. In May of 2012, hearings started for his arson
charges and, after hearing the guilty verdict, Marin ingested a cyanide capsule he had snuck
into the courtroom. Moments later, he was convulsing on the floor,
dying from his own lethal ingestion.

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