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Diabetic monkey no help at lawyer's hearing

An attorney already in trouble with a judge showed up for a contempt hearing with his pet monkey, saying the animal is diabetic and couldn't be left alone.

The judge sent lawyer Kayo Morgan to jail.

"My description of his prior conduct as bizarre was confirmed when he arrived in my court with a diabetic monkey," said Judge Reagan Ptomey.

Ptomey had cited Morgan for contempt Feb. 12 for erupting in court during a delay in a drunken driving case.

At the contempt hearing Thursday, Morgan propped the diapered monkey on his shoulder while questioning a witness.

The judge sentenced Morgan to three weeks in jail for the contempt. Morgan surrendered Friday and was freed on bond while he appeals.

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