Dion Marsh, the man accused of last Friday’s heinous attacks against Orthodox Jews had a hearing Wednesday afternoon before a judge that ended up being pushed off because of the suspect’s vulgar outbursts.
At the outset of the proceedings, Marsh threw a tantrum over a public defender who was representing him in court.
“What the [expletive] is he doing here?” Marsh asked.
The judge told the suspect that there was nobody else to defend him, but Marsh insisted that he had fired the public defender.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on, bro,” Marsh said. “Well, okay, let me put it this way – he’s not talking for me. He can sit here all day, but he’s not talking to me, not one bit talking for me. If you have something to say to me, you’re going to talk to me. That’s it. He’s not speaking for me for [expletive].”
Judge Guy P. Ryan told Marsh to stop using vulgarities in the courtroom, but Marsh continued on.
“No, no, I’m going to talk whenever the [expletive] I want to talk,” he said.
“You need to behave yourself,” the judge said. “What you need to do is stop talking.”
As Judge Ryan read off the charges against Marsh, including three counts of attempted murder and bias intimidation, Marsh interjected, telling the judge that he thinks one of his victims actually died.
“I’m pretty sure he did die, sir. I’m pretty sure he did die,” Marsh said regarding the bochur he stabbed, who came home from the hospital on the same day as the hearing.
After Marsh told the judge “I’ll let you give me that one” following his reading of an attempted murder and bias intimidation charge for ramming another Orthodox Jew in Jackson on Friday night, Judge Ryan advised Marsh to stop talking.
“Anything you say can be used against you by the state, so it’s in your best interest not to respond,” Judge Ryan said.
After Marsh’s microphone was muted, the judge decided to push off the hearing until next week and asked Marsh if he understood his rights as a defendant.
“Are you talking to me or my [expletive] attorney?” Marsh asked defiantly. “Then you [expletive] address me next time. Yea, I know my rights. Do you know who the [expletive] I am? Do you know who the [expletive] I am?”
“We’ll see you next week, sir,” Judge Ryan responded.
Warning: Video contains bleeped-out vulgar language. Video is via the APP.