Felon's Profanity-Laced Tirade Earns Him An Extra Six Years Behind Bars
By Bill Galluccio
March 19, 2019
A convicted felon from Ohio will spend an extra six years behind bars because he went on a profanity-laced tirade after a judge handed down his sentence. 32-year-old Manson Bryant asked for leniency from the judge following a conviction on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and abduction.
“I’ve made a lifetime of bad decisions,” Bryant told Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Eugene Lucci “I am truly sorry. I respect you, and I respect your decision.”
When Judge Lucci handed down a sentence of 22 years in prison, Bryant lost his temper and started screaming at the judge, accusing him of being a racist.
“Twenty-two years? Man, f*** your courtroom, you racist-a** b****,” Bryant yelled. “F*** your courtroom, man. You racist a** f***. Twenty-two f****** years? Racist-a** b****. You ain’t s***.”
Judge Lucci interrupted Bryant and told him that he changed his mind and decided that Bryant should face the maximum sentence of 28 years in jail.
“The defendant has shown me that he has no remorse whatsoever and therefore the court determines that maximum imprisonment is needed," Lucci said. "He poses the greatest likelihood of recidivism. I apparently thought that he was more remorseful than what he was. He was just feeding me a line of bull.”
Bryant's lawyer says he plans to appeal the sentence.