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Judge warns Cambridge rape defendant on delay

A Suffolk Superior Court judge on Wednesday warned a Cambridge man already convicted of raping an 11-year-old boy that she would remove him from court if he tries to disrupt his trial on charges of raping two women in Boston after the man refused to attend opening statements Wednesday morning because he said he needed to study legal materials.

“I’m concerned that once the jury starts hearing evidence, that you may think up some other ways to abort these proceedings,” Judge Janet Sanders told Marcos Colono, 36, on Wednesday afternoon, after hours of delays resulted in the jury being sent home without hearing openings. “If you’re present in courtroom, there is a rule that requires you to behave in a dignified fashion. If you do anything to disrupt these proceedings, then I have the power to remove you.”

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