Thursday, 17 April 2008

Court swearer gets suspended sentence

A man who shouted abuse at a Supreme Court Judge has received a suspended sentence for contempt of court.

Last year 48-year-old Markham Moore-McQuillian lost a civil case in the Adelaide Supreme Court and proceeded to insult and swear at Justice John Perry, who has since died.

Today Justice Margaret Nyland jailed the man for three months but suspended his sentence on the condition he be supervised by a corrections officer and behave for 18 months.

Moore-McQuillan sat quietly in the dock during sentencing.

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