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As Margaret “Geri” Murphy was being sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning, a woman outside of the Anderson County Courthouse carried a sign lobbying for the indictment of a family court judge she says was complicit in Murphy’s crimes.
Taylorsville resident Deborah Klotz, who failed to perform a citizen’s arrest on Family Court Judge John David Myles on July 2, carried a large cardboard sign that said “Indict Myles for Complicity,” drawing attention from area media and curious looks from passersby.
She said her goal was to help Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties’ families from being allegedly hurt by Judge Myles, including families involved in the Murphy case.
“I plan on doing this continuously until I see him out of office,” she said when asked how long she plans to protest against the judge.
Earlier this month, Klotz also claimed Myles did not have proper certification of his oath of office in order to hear her divorce case, and asked the bailiff in Spencer County Family Court to arrest Myles. Klotz was later removed from the courtroom by the bailiffs.
Further research showed that Myles’ oath of office is now on file with the Secretary of State.