Prior to his case being called, the former assistant varsity girls basketball coach was seated in the gallery of the courtroom holding a tissue to his mouth. Huth's case was delayed as his attorney, Paul Bucher, was at another court hearing. Shortly after Bucher arrived, Binn called the case and Huth seated himself at the defendant's table, still holding a tissue to his mouth.
Binn asked Bucher about his client and if he was on any medication.
"I believe he's competent," said Bucher.
After asking Bucher about Huth's change of address to Racine, Binn mentioned he could see blood on Huth's tissue.
Bucher said Huth was "just stressed out" and had "a bleeding ulcer and other medical issues."
"I can see blood coming out of his mouth onto his chin," said Binn. "The court is concerned about his health and safety…I can see the defendant bleeding from the mouth and I will have a bailiff call for an ambulance," Binn said.
"I can't get a response from him," Bucher said.
After setting another date for a preliminary hearing, May 16, Binn asked Huth, "Are you OK."
Huth sat apparently unresponsive.
"He says he's OK," Bucher said.
At that point Binn ordered the courtroom cleared as a bailiff was about to tend to Huth.
More proof that judges just aren't paid enough.