Man Charges Over US Courtroom Bench To Attack Judge

A video went viral on social media in which a defendant could be seen charging the court judge to attack her.

The attacker did manage to grab and assault the judge, but no injuries were reported.

The security team and the judge’s aide managed to force the defendant out of the bench while the judge looked shocked standing.


Judge Mary Kay Holthus, from the Clark County district court, was attacked by a defendant during a sentencing hearing on Wednesday.

Defendant attacks judge in Las VegasDeobra Redden had pleaded guilty to attempted battery with substantial bodily harm and had asked the judge not to send him to prison, but when she appeared to decline this request, Redden lunged over the bench at her.

Judge Was Not Harmed

The courtroom officials said the judge was fine and there was nothing to worry about her health.

Now, the court filed new charges against the defendant after the incident.

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