Brandon Biffle back in court and still causing trouble


The trouble that took him to jail continues now that he's behind bars.

Just last month, a St. Joe County judge found 29-year-old Brandon Biffle guilty of nine felony charges including two counts of murder for fatally shooting 55-year-old Donald Paris and 53-year-old Johnnie Avance in South Bend .

Last August, Police say Biffle shot and killed two men in the 1600 block of North Olive St., shot at passing cars and opened fire on four police officers.

Thursday, Biffle went before Judge Jane Woodward-Miller in what was supposed to be a sentencing hearing but that didn't happen.

Biffle was called in because he refused to speak with his probation officer so Judge Miller wanted to make sure he understood why an adult probation officer was coming to talk to him in the first place.
She told him that the officer was there to prepare a pre-sentencing report.

The report will give the judge a better understanding of who he is as a person.

Judge Miller told Biffle that she would send another probation officer to get the report and then they would meet later this month for sentencing.

Well, Biffle told the judge that if she sent another officer he would still refuse to speak with him.

In addition to that conversation, Biffle had a request of his own.

He asked the judge if she could help take him off suicide watch and taken out of the padded cell he was in.

He said that psychologists and psychiatrists say that he is fine.

The judge responded saying that she does not interfere with that.

She said maybe it has something to do with him spreading feces on the walls of his cell but she says she doesn't know.

Biffle's response was that he knows other inmates who have done that and they are not on suicide watch.

The topic of insanity has been brought up before when Biffle's attorneys claimed that he was insane at the time and not responsible for the crimes.

Prosecutors argued in return that Biffle tried to fake a mental illness.
The new sentencing date is set for May 3rd at 10 a.m.

The prosecutor says that he will have about five witnesses come forward during that time.


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