WARNING: CRUDE AND GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN THIS POST!!!
A St. James Episcopal Church priest left several obscene voice mails for Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill on the phone of his administrator. Ridgeland police arrested the Reverend Seth Walley on June 20 for calls that were made on April 15. The case is still under investigation. Reverend Walley is the Associate Rector at the Fondren church. The calls were apparently made shortly after Judge Weill found a public defender in contempt of court and incarcerated him. The police report and recording are posted below. Here is a transcript of the calls.
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Call #1: Hey Judge Weill, I just wanted to ask you how it feels to be a total asshole and also. 11:33 PM
Call #2: Judge Weill, this is a clergyperson from Jackson, Mississippi. I just wanted to tell you. 11:38 PM
Call #3: Judge Weill, this is a concerned Christian who is very upset after your recent decision to find a public defender in contempt of court. I have reviewed the transcript and you are clearly out of order and the person who was defending someone who could not afford to be defended by anybody else you have found in contempt. Sir, let me tell you that first of all you are out of your Christian principles and second of all that you need to abdicate the bench because Judge Weill, let me tell you that you are far beyond any sense of Christian justice. You need to go ahead and leave the Christian bench because you have no idea what it means to give justice according to the Bible. I know this is going to upset you. It's going to upset the whole congregation of First Presbyterian Jackson. (Voice grows angrier in tone at this point.) But you sir, need to step down for the goodness of the entire city so the rest of us can rest peacefully for the fact that justice is being delivered equally the way that it needs to. Sir, step down, because the rest of us are tired of you ON THE GODDAMNED BENCH! 11:41 PM
Call #4: Judge Weill, this is another minister of the Jackson area calling you to tell you how out of line you are for finding in contempt a public defender who is asking you to consider a certain matters in a certain case. Sir, your judicial discretion is out of line. You clearly have not read the Mississippi Code of 1979. You need to wake up, need to read the law, need to understand it as it is because we can't afford for stupid ass judges like you to not read the fucking law so wake up and do what you need to do you dumbass piece of shit. You want to find me? I'm a minister in Jackson. Go ahead and make the call. Dumbass. This is to Judge Jeff Weill. FUCK YOU! 11:44 PM
The police report states that the incident took place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Ridgeland. Judge Weill held an arraignment for Loran Shell-Blackwell on April 13. JJ readers may remember Loran as the woman who allegedly lured 81 year-old Lee Kendrick to his death at an apartment complex in North Jackson. She was indicted for capital murder but has managed to get out of jail twice for getting pregnant. Public defender Christopher Routh represented her at the arraignment. Judge Weill busted Mr. Routh stone cold for lying to the court (the transcript is posted in the earlier post.) and found him in contempt of court and incarcerated after Mr. Routh repeatedly interrupted Judge Weill and refused to sit down when ordered to do so. Mr. Routh appealed Judge Weill's contempt order to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The case is currently under review after the Court ordered the two parties to submit briefs.
Attorney Dale Danks represents Reverend Walley. Messages were left for Mr. Danks but have not been returned w
Kingfish note: It appears our warrior priest is not just a man of the cloth but of the loincloth.