Painesville, OH – An Ohio judge added an extra six years to a career criminal’s sentence after the repeat offender launched into a vulgar tirade inside the courtroom (video below).
It wasn’t the first time 32-year-old Manson Bryant had appeared before Lake County Court of Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci, WOIO reported.
His criminal history dates back to at least 1999, and includes at least four separate prison stints.
Lucci has handled at least eight of Bryant’s criminal cases in the past 10 years.
On March 1, the repeat offender stood before Lucci yet again – having been convicted of aggravated robbery, abduction, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary while out on parole in 2018.
“I’ve made a lifetime of bad decisions," Bryant told Lucci, just before the sentence was announced. “I respect you and I respect your decision.”
But the felon’s tone of acceptance disintegrated a moment later, when Lucci sentenced him to 22 years in prison.
Bryant had faced a maximum of nearly three decades in prison, the New York Post reported.
Surveillance cameras showed Bryant as looked at his attorney and others in the courtroom in disbelief.
He muttered incoherently in a high-pitched voice, then suddenly jumped to his feet in a fit of rage.
“Twenty-two years? Man, f--k your courtroom, you racist -ss b---h!" he yelled. "F--k your courtroom, man. You racist as f--k. Twenty-two f--king years? Racist -ss b---h. You ain’t s--t!”
As Bryant’s fit continued, Lucci modified the sentence, and ordered that the career criminal serve an additional six years in prison.
“Actually, actually ... you know what?“ Lucci asked, interrupting Bryant’s tirade. ”Remember when I said that you had some remorse?”
“You never gave me probation!” Bryant screamed, as officers moved him further away from the judge.
“When I said that you had a certain amount of remorse, I was mistaken,” Lucci continued, just before he announced that Bryant would serve the maximum sentence allowed.
“F--k your courtroom, and suck my d--k!” Bryant screamed.
His vulgar outburst continued, so his attorneys waived his presence in the courtroom, and Lake County sheriff’s deputies forcibly removed him, WOIO reported.
“All right, you can take him,” Lucci said, according to the New York Post. “The defendant has shown me that he has no remorse whatsoever and therefore the court determines that maximum imprisonment is needed.”
He noted that Bryant has a high likelihood of reoffending.
“I apparently thought that he was more remorseful than what he was,” the judge added. “He was just feeding me a line of bull.”
Lucci noted that Bryant had also been dissatisfied with other sentences he had received from him in the past, WOIO reported.
“The last time, as he was walking out of the court, he said, ‘Suck my d--k, judge,’” Lucci recounted. “It seems to be a repeat pattern with him.”
Bryant’s attorney, Daniel Williams, said that they plan to appeal both the verdict and the sentence.
“Sentencing hearings can be emotional for all involved,” Williams said in a statement to WOIO. “Mr. Bryant received a significant sentence, and had an emotional and regrettable reaction to it. He was otherwise very composed throughout the course of his trial, even when the verdict was rendered.”
“He intends to appeal the verdict and sentence, and continues to remain hopeful,” Williams added.
Because Bryant violated his parole by committing his latest litany of offenses, he will have to finish serving the earlier prison sentence before his 28-year term can begin.
That won’t occur until November of 2020.
You can watch courtroom footage below: