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Postby knapplc » Thu May 25, 2006 10:41 am

BOSTON (Reuters) - A man charged with murder in Massachusetts was so angry with his lawyer's performance he attacked the attorney in court, trying to strangle him as a shocked judge looked on, Boston radio reported on Wednesday.

"I think he just didn't like the way some of the rulings the judge was making was going yesterday morning," attorney Bruce Carroll told WBZ Radio of the Tuesday morning attack by defendant John Gomes in Boston's Suffolk Superior Court.

"He eventually stood up, started saying something and reached over and grabbed me by the throat," said Carroll.

Several officers intervened before the 6-foot (1.8-metre), 250-pound (113-kg) Gomes was separated from Carroll, the radio reported. Carroll had tried to withdraw from the case last week but the judge denied his request.


We could probably dispense with the rest of the trial right now and proceed on to the sentencing phase. 8-o
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Re: This is not a good way to convince the judge you're innocent

Postby dream_017 » Thu May 25, 2006 10:45 am

Several officers intervened before the 6-foot (1.8-metre), 250-pound (113-kg) Gomes was separated from Carroll, the radio reported. Carroll had tried to withdraw from the case last week but the judge denied his request.


At least he's tall enough to serve jail time..right? :-o :-b
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Postby The_Dude » Thu May 25, 2006 11:53 am

Sort of reminds me of that great 80's flick, "From the Hip" with Judd Nelson as a quirky attorney. He has a client who he knows is guilty, and he incites him to attacking him in the courtroom because he's afraid that the dude is gonna get off.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri May 26, 2006 11:34 am

Yeah, this is a pretty funny story. Kind of makes a judge's job easier...
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Postby mysticphysh » Fri May 26, 2006 12:20 pm

Carroll had tried to withdraw from the case last week but the judge denied his request.


I think that judge owes the dude a drink!
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Fri May 26, 2006 1:33 pm

The_Dude wrote:Sort of reminds me of that great 80's flick, "From the Hip" with Judd Nelson as a quirky attorney. He has a client who he knows is guilty, and he incites him to attacking him in the courtroom because he's afraid that the dude is gonna get off.


Awesome movie. ;-D
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Postby SeaWolf » Fri May 26, 2006 7:03 pm

flotsamnjetsam wrote:
The_Dude wrote:Sort of reminds me of that great 80's flick, "From the Hip" with Judd Nelson as a quirky attorney. He has a client who he knows is guilty, and he incites him to attacking him in the courtroom because he's afraid that the dude is gonna get off.


Awesome movie. ;-D


Agreed. Loved that movie. ;-D ;-D
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