Defendant sucker-punches his attorney in Arizona courtroomRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 22 2019 2:59 PM
A defendant standing trial on allegations of attacking a corrections officer sucker-punched his attorney in an Arizona courtroom after the judge ordered him to leave, according to a report.
The defendant, Lamont Payne, had repeatedly interrupted the judge during the courtroom proceeding last year, KTVK-TV of Phoenix reported.
“He was swearing and rolling his eyes and making a scene,” said his public attorney, Vladimir Gagic. “Just causing a commotion and being a troublemaker.”
As Payne got up to leave, he sucker-punched Gagic in a moment caught on video.