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POSTED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:22pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 2:29pm

A Brevard County, Florida judge is accused of grabbing a public defender and punching him after a disagreement Monday, and the audio of the scuffle was captured on the judge's microphone.

Judge John Murphy, a former Marine, had a disagreement with Andrew Weinstock during a hearing and asked him to go into the back hallway.

"Stop pissing me off. Just sit down. I'll take care of it. I don't need your help," Murphy is seen saying on courtroom video.

"No. You know what. I'm the public defender. I have a right to be here and I have a right to stand here and represent my clients," said Weinstock.

"If you want to fight, let's go out back and I'll just whoop your (expletive)," said Murphy.

The two are seen leaving the courtroom, and the audio from Murphy's microphone picked up what happened next.

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