The defendant who lunged at a Las Vegas judge a week ago returned to court earlier this week, where he stood before the same judge to face his judgment that was delayed after his attack. The attack has resulted in him facing several new charges.
On Tuesday, January 9, he stood in front of a different judge and was surrounded by added security. He was charged with attempted murder against an elderly person, battery, intimidating a public officer using force, extortion, plus other charges: more detailed info is in the video below.
Last week, after he was not pleased with the judge’s comments, Redden propelled himself on top of the elderly female, resulting in the epic attack.
There is a criminal complaint that claims that Redden pulled Holthus’ hair while wrapping his hands around her throat and hitting her on the head as he did so. There is also a complaint that states he fought with a police officer in Las Vegas, a clerk and a marshal, as well as spewing on an officer.
Why he was in court in the first place?
Reports are stating that Redden, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, had initially been charged with assault with a deadly weapon but was able to plead down to attempted battery with substantial bodily harm.
In footage posted online, Deobra Redden, 30, is seen wearing a face mask and hand mittens while accompanied by guards, as he appeared before Judge Mary Kay Holthus at Clark County District Court earlier this week.
As a result of the past baseball bat assault against him, he was sentenced to between 19 and 48 months in prison, on Monday.
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