A Florida woman accused of shooting the foster mother of her two children has been ordered to be detained without bond.
But as Candi Nicole Johnson, 34, was ordered to stay away from her children in a court on Sunday, she erupted in outrage and lashed out at the judge.
She was charged with attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping with domestic violence, and one count of armed burglary, according to NBC Miami.
At first Johnson hung her head as she was brought into court sitting in a wheelchair.
‘Corrections; do you have an indication – is she medicated? She is not? So she’s just looking down because she wants to? … It’s not that she’s looking down due to medication, correct?’ Judge Samantha Ruiz Cohen asks in the courtroom video.
‘She’s just refusing communication at this time, judge,’ a corrections officer responds.
Then Ruiz Cohen reads out her order.
‘If for any reason in the future you’re given a bond, you must stay at least 500 feet away from all three victims – I see that you’re looking up,’ Judge Samantha Ruiz Cohen said shocked with Johnson’s reaction.
Upon hearing her order she looked up and said ‘You’re getting to be really aggravating’ before the public defender quickly shut off her microphone.
Ruiz Cohen seemed concerned with Johnson’s angry reaction but said ‘I understand’ and continued to read out the order that banned her from going near the victims and from bearing a firearm.
All the while Johnson is seen ranting incessantly, but no one can hear her, showing a drastic change in behavior from her initial silence.
At the end of the video Ruiz Cohen repeats: ‘Yes I have now ordered her and I see that she’s looking up at the court. I’ve ordered her to stay away from all three victims.’
Upon hearing those words, Johnson seems to blurt out the f-word.
Eventually she is wheeled away, still ranting at the judge.
On Friday, August 31, an armed woman and a man entered the home where Johnson’s biological children – a five-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy – lived with their foster family in Miami-Dade around 5 a.m.
The duo took the children and shot the 77-year-old foster mother Wendy Edmond several times then took off in a white sedan.
The foster mother was taken to Jackson South Medical Center and is in stable condition, according to the Miami Herald.
Cops later found the children in Johnson’s home in Miami Shores after the kids were reported missing.
The children were taken into the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
‘The horrific attack on this foster mother is unfathomable. We have been in contact with the victim’s family and will continue to provide support as she recovers,’ DCF said in a statement.
Johnson does not have legal custody of the children.
SOURCE: Daily Mail