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What the hell Conspiracy theorist claims judge is 'representing Lucifer' in court outburst

"You're up there representing Lucifer. The black dress [robe] is a reference to the planet Saturn," he said before talking about stone masons.

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Gerard Stokes at Sligo Court.

Gerard Stokes at Sligo Court.

Gerard Stokes at Sligo Court.

A conspiracy theorist who was charged with threatening and abusive behaviour told a judge she was up there "representing Lucifer" when he appeared in court this week.

Gerard Stokes (52) was appearing in Sligo District Court before Judge Sandra Murphy on Thursday on charges of threatening and abusive behaviour and harassment.

Stokes, who has an address at Cahermore Holiday Village in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, addressed Judge Murphy - who has taken over from recently retired Judge Kevin Kilrane - as Sandra during the proceedings, and Sgt Derek Butler had to inform the recently appointed judge that his outbursts were "his usual behaviour in court".

Stokes walked into court in a motorcycle jacket, which he removed before pacing up and down while winking and smiling at gardai present.

Sgt Butler asked the court that the matter be adjourned until January so it could be dealt with at the same time as a separate summons.

Stokes, who was representing himself in court, then claimed summonses were falsified as the name Gerard Stokes is a fiction.

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Gerard Stokes at Sligo Garda station.

Gerard Stokes at Sligo Garda station.

Gerard Stokes at Sligo Garda station.

Other defendants in separate cases have previously made similar claims in court based on the mistaken pseudo-legal theory that their name is a legal entity and distinct from their actual person. The tactic has never worked as it has no basis in law.

Stokes then went further with his theories as he continued to address Judge Murphy.

"You're up there representing Lucifer. The black dress [robe] is a reference to the planet Saturn," he said before talking about stone masons.

"I see this as a fight between Jesus Christ and Lucifer."

He went on to shout about masonic conspiracies and falsified paperwork in his case before adding: "Excuse me, Sandra, do you deal in Maritime Law?" to the bafflement of the judge.

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When Sgt Butler tried to get Stokes to calm down, the defendant replied: "You don't tell me what to do, you're an employee."

Judge Murphy then said: "What you're saying is very interesting but it's not for today."

"Are you telling me you're going to stand over a falsified document?" Stokes replied. "You'll be liable. What you're doing is a treasonous act."

As the judge attempted to reply to Stokes, he said: "I can't hear you. Mr Stokes is a fiction and he doesn't exist."

He then started shouting about the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) and claimed they had a "zero percent strike rate".

"You think you're going to pacify me and I'll go away. The State are liars," he said to the court.

Sgt Butler then said to the judge: "This is his usual behaviour in court."

Judge Murphy said all the issues in the case would be dealt with at the next hearing.

Stokes believes in numerous bizarre conspiracy theories on various topics including Covid-19, 5G and how he thinks NASA plans to stage a fake alien invasion using holograms.

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