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Judge attacked in Las Vegas courtroom during sentencing

By Mahima Katal      04 January, 2024 12:24 PM      0 Comments
Judge attacked in Las Vegas courtroom during sentencing

Las Vegas: A man who had been denied probation attacked a judge during his sentencing in a Nevada courtroom on Wednesday in a violent episode that was captured on video.

The man, Deobra Redden, 30, was in court in Las Vegas for a sentencing hearing on Wednesday morning after pleading guilty to attempted battery with substantial bodily harm, a spokeswoman for the Eighth Judicial District Court said in a statement on Wednesday.

Judge Holthus, 62, was injured, and her condition was being monitored, the court spokeswoman said. A court marshal was also injured and taken to a hospital, where he was believed to be in stable condition, the spokeswoman said.

“We commend the heroic acts of her staff, law enforcement, and all others who subdued the defendant,” the Eighth Judicial District Court said in a statement.

Last year, a man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for assaulting a court security officer at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas in 2022, The New York Times reported while quoting the Justice Department.



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