CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man who made headlines when a judge ordered duct tape over his mouth while in court was sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Judge John Russo previously sentenced Franklyn Williams to 24 years behind bars for a series of armed robberies last year. Russo ordered Williams to be duct-taped for repeated interruptions.
The judge later apologized and called for a new sentencing.
Mental health evaluations cleared the way for Williams to be sentenced Friday by Judge Patricia Cosgrove.