A man who had been denied parole physically attacked a judge inside a courtroom in Clark County, Nevada. The judge was beaten but not seriously injured. A law enforcement officer who intervened was injured and required treatment at a nearby hospital. Watch the attack below and click here to get Todd’s breaking news alerts sent directly to your phone.
Judge Mary Kay Holthus was attacked by Deobra Redden, 30, a three-time felon, who was being sentenced on a charge of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm, records said.
“Thank God the judge is okay,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a statement. “Thank God for the heroic efforts of those who came to her aid, especially her marshal and her law clerk. Without them, the situation would have been much worse as this defendant exhibited extremely violent behavior and I’m confident there will be consequences.”