Boy's Father Told to Leave Court in Boot Camp Death Trial


PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The father of a slain 14-year-old boy is no longer allowed in a Panama City courtroom today after he supposedly made noises during the manslaughter trial of seven boot camp guards and a nurse charged with killing the teen.

A judge told Robert Anderson that he could continue watching the trial on a video feed in another room.

The judge says Anderson and others made noises throughout the trial that started last week.

Earlier today, Martin Lee Anderson's mother -- Gina Jones -- sobbed loudly and briefly left the courtroom as a guard described striking the teen's arm in a videotaped altercation.

The parents have repeatedly watched the video of the guards hitting and kneeing the limp, unresponsive boy.

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