Michael Escoto's Strange Courtroom Antics

Man defending himself at his own murder trial burst out in angry rage.
3:00 | 04/05/14

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We turn now to the bizarre drama playing out in a courtroom in Florida. A man defending himself at his own murder trial, his angry outbursts have the prosecutor voicing some anger of her own and demanding a judge take action. Gio Benitez has been following the case. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. The man is charged with killing his 21-year-old wife within days of a rushed wedding. Now a strange series of events right there in court, prosecutors feeling threatened as the judge calls it all a circus. It's a bizarre murder case playing out in a Florida court right now. That's 42-year-old, accused of murdering his new wife, Wendy just days after their marriage. The allegation, he did it to collect $1 million in insurance money. Now, he's representing himself in court. Here he is addressing the witness on the stand. Say that again. Objection, judge. Reporter: That outburst leading her to held him in contempt of court. This is a murder trial. But we're not going to make it a comedy show. I'm not going to allow that. Reporter: Friday, a twist. Prosecutors telling the judge that the defendant is dangerous. This defendant is a time bomb waiting to explode. Reporter: And even with the contempt of court ruling, prosecutors say they fear for their safety. That's not enough for me to feel safe. It is not enough for my partner to feel safe. Reporter: Now prosecutors are asking for the tables to be rearranged in court so they would be far enough for Escoto reach. Watch as he cross-examines his own mother-in-law last beak. Did you think that I could kill Wendy? Translator: I never thought you would be capable of something like that. You were her husband. And he has pleaded not guilty and said only a moron would kill someone for insurance money. The trial is expected to last at least another month, Dan. Quite a case, gio, thank you.

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