TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Fireworks broke out in a Tippecanoe County courtroom Tuesday afternoon, earning a convicted robber even more time behind bars.
Twenty-five-year-old Steven Burns was sentenced to 70 years in the Department of Corrections.
Earlier this month, a jury found him guilty of charges including robbery with a deadly weapon, criminal confinement, intimidation and battery.
Court documents say Burns and two other men beat and robbed an elderly couple at a home on North 28th Street in August.
In court Tuesday, Burns called Judge Steven Meyer a “cowardly b***ch.” That earned Burns an additional 180 days in prison.
Burns also refused to sign a no-contact order for the victims, so the judge had to order him not to contact them.