Burglar who called judge 'cowardly b***h' receives extra jail time

Court gets the last word despite outburst

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The Independent US

An armed burglar was told he would serve extra prison time after he called a judge a "cowardly b***h".

Steven Burns, 25, was part of a trio who beat and robbed an elderly couple in their home in Lafayette, Indiana.

The gang threatened the homeowners, hit the 76-year-old husband in the head with a gun and escaped with credit cards, cash and valuable items, WLFI reported.

The items, including a watch and a ring, were later recovered after a standoff with police.

Burns was found guilty in November on 14 of 15 counts relating to the burglary and was sentenced to 70 years in prison on Tuesday.

But his venomous outburst to Tippecanoe County's Judge Steven Meyer earned him an extra 180 days behind bars for contempt of court.