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Man Secretly Livestreamed Shooting Trial, Now This Is Happening

There is apparently something about livestreaming that causes people to completely lose their judgment.

These star-struck individuals apparently believe that anything can be livestreamed. For example, we have seen multiple cases of dumb criminals livestreaming themselves doing illegal things like beating up the elderly or the dim-witted, mugging people, doing drugs, and numerous cases of livestreaming sexual assault and rape.

Taking things to an extreme, there have even been a few cases of depressed individuals livestreaming themselves committing suicide (or in a best case scenario, only attempting to).

Media sources are reporting a new wrinkle in the foolish livestreaming category. In this case, a man in Gainesvile, Florida received a six-month jail sentence when he was caught livestreaming an attempted murder trial from the courtroom gallery.

Sources are reporting that Alachua County Circuit Judge William Davis declared Jonathan Clyde Davis, 24, in contempt of court earlier this week, shortly after court deputies confronted Davis in the stands of the courtroom and took his phone.

According to several media reports, Davis had been in the gallery for much of the trial of Frederick Littles Jr., who was eventually convicted of second-degree attempted murder. Davis initially claimed he was just making an audio recording to use for making music later, but when the phone was examined, it was determined that a video of the courtroom was being streamed on Facebook Live.

Although it cannot be proven, State Attorney Bill Cervone notes that some witnesses had already been reluctant to testify regarding an October 2015 shooting, and perhaps a video of the trial was going to be used for some type of intimidation of witnesses.

However, once it was clear what the man had been doing with his phone, Judge Davis gave the man a lecture and a stiff six-month sentence. The judge and the prosecutors hope that six months in jail for contempt of court will make others think twice about illegally livestreaming legal proceedings in a courtroom.

Source: WFLA
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