The Miami-Dade judge who was flipped off last month by a teen facing a drug charge had his hands full yet again Monday morning when a woman accused of stabbing her husband several times became hysterical when she was told she'd be held without bond.
Blanca Gemma Regalado, 53, appeared before Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat to face an attempted felony murder charge following her arrest Saturday morning.
Regalado, who appeared in a wheelchair, claiming that her husband broke her leg, began wailing and screaming after Rodriguez-Chomat informed her she'd be staying in jail.
"My husband broke my leg! Please don't, no! Don't, don't don't! Please, my husband broke my leg!" she screamed.
A bailiff had to wheel Regalado away as she clutched a podium and refused to leave.
According to a Miami Police arrest affidavit, an officer was sent to Regalado's home in the 1800 block of N. Bayshore Drive early Saturday to respond to a report of a man stabbed.
When the officer arrived, Regalado's husband, later identified as 56-year-old Francisco J. Martinez, was being taken to the hospital by fire rescue workers. The officer spotted blood on the floor of the apartment and found Regalado inside with her son.
"I did it! My husband is a drunk. I'm tired of him and I stabbed him," Regalado told the officer in Spanish, according to the affidavit.
She said her husband becomes aggressive when he drinks and she had prepared a Swiss Army knife in her dresser for "the next fight," the affidavit said.
Regalado's husband was stabbed approximately six times in his upper abdomen, right leg and right arm, and had his liver punctured. He was listed in serious but stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.
When the officer told Regalado her husband would be alright, she replied "No, I want him dead," the affidavit said.Police said she was uncooperative with detectives throughout the investigation.
Regalado is due back in court on Tuesday.
Rodriguez-Chomat was sitting on the bench last month when 18-year-old Penelope Soto flipped him the bird during her first court appearance. He gave her a 30-day sentence for contempt of court but dropped it four days later when she apologized to him.