An Ohio judge ordered a convicted robber’s mouth taped shut during his sentencing in Cleveland court on Tuesday.
During the sentencing, 32-year-old Franklyn Williams, convicted for three armed robberies, would not stop talking despite more than a dozen warnings from Judge John Russo which lasted for about 30 minutes.
Willams even interrupted his own attorneys while they were responding to questions from the judge.
Six deputies stood around Williams as one applied the red tape. When Williams continued to speak, the judge instructed deputies to put another piece of tape over his mouth.
Eventually, Judge Russo sentenced Williams to 24 years in prison.