Felon who lunged at judge in court is charged with attempted murder

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By Asiya Ali

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The convicted felon who lunged at a judge in court has been charged with attempted murder over the shocking attack.

The shocking events unfolded on January 3 at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, when the defendant, Deobra Delone Redden, launched a sudden assault on Clark County District Judge Mary Kay Holthus, who was presiding over his case.

Disturbing footage from the courtroom cameras showed the 30-year-old Redden yelling: "Nah f*** that b***h," before suddenly leaping over a defense table and the judge's bench, knocking Holthus out of her seat.

Several court and jail officers and courtroom staff members wrestled Redden to the floor behind the judge's bench.

Watch the shocking incident unfold below:

Before the violent outburst, Redden had asked Judge Holthus for leniency in his sentencing, describing himself as "a person who never stops trying to do the right thing, no matter how hard it is".

"I'm not a rebellious person," he told her, adding that he does not "do drugs" and does not think he should be sent to prison. "But if it's appropriate for you, then you have to do what you have to do," he noted.

But when Judge Holthus revealed that she planned to put him behind bars, Redden charged forward causing her to fall back from her seat and suffer some injuries.

The convicted felon is accused of pulling Judge Holthus's hair as he allegedly wrapped his hands around her throat and struck her on the head, according to a criminal complaint obtained by CNN.

"Once he knew she was about to sentence him to prison, (Redden) did leap over defense counsel table into the well of the courtroom, thereafter rushing towards the judicial bench and jumping over it 'superman' style directly into Judge Mary Kay Holthus's judicial space, landing directly on top of her and immediately attacking the judge," the complaint outlines.

He also fought a Las Vegas cop, a clerk, and a marshal while also spitting on an officer, the complaint states.

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Redden leaped over the judge's table to lung at Holthus. Credit: Ftwitty / Getty

Court officials revealed that the judge did not need to be taken to the hospital after the assault, meanwhile, the official who came to her aid sustained a gash on his forehead and a dislocated shoulder.

Redden also spoke out after the incident, claiming that he was having a "bad day" and was intending to kill Judge Holthus as he leaped over the bench. He also described her as "evil" but later expressed remorse for his actions, per the New York Post.

On Monday (January 6), Redden appeared before Holthus - with his hands, mouth, and face covered - to resume the sentencing in the first battery case, for which he was ordered to serve 19 months to four years in prison. The following day, he stood before a different judge, and a preliminary hearing on the new charges was set.

According to the criminal complaint, he has now been charged with attempted murder against an older person, battery, intimidating a public officer with threat of force, extortion, and disregarding the safety of a person resulting in substantial bodily harm, KVVU reported.

Redden's next court appearance is set for February 14.

Featured image credit: Ftwitty / Getty

Felon who lunged at judge in court is charged with attempted murder

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

The convicted felon who lunged at a judge in court has been charged with attempted murder over the shocking attack.

The shocking events unfolded on January 3 at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, when the defendant, Deobra Delone Redden, launched a sudden assault on Clark County District Judge Mary Kay Holthus, who was presiding over his case.

Disturbing footage from the courtroom cameras showed the 30-year-old Redden yelling: "Nah f*** that b***h," before suddenly leaping over a defense table and the judge's bench, knocking Holthus out of her seat.

Several court and jail officers and courtroom staff members wrestled Redden to the floor behind the judge's bench.

Watch the shocking incident unfold below:

Before the violent outburst, Redden had asked Judge Holthus for leniency in his sentencing, describing himself as "a person who never stops trying to do the right thing, no matter how hard it is".

"I'm not a rebellious person," he told her, adding that he does not "do drugs" and does not think he should be sent to prison. "But if it's appropriate for you, then you have to do what you have to do," he noted.

But when Judge Holthus revealed that she planned to put him behind bars, Redden charged forward causing her to fall back from her seat and suffer some injuries.

The convicted felon is accused of pulling Judge Holthus's hair as he allegedly wrapped his hands around her throat and struck her on the head, according to a criminal complaint obtained by CNN.

"Once he knew she was about to sentence him to prison, (Redden) did leap over defense counsel table into the well of the courtroom, thereafter rushing towards the judicial bench and jumping over it 'superman' style directly into Judge Mary Kay Holthus's judicial space, landing directly on top of her and immediately attacking the judge," the complaint outlines.

He also fought a Las Vegas cop, a clerk, and a marshal while also spitting on an officer, the complaint states.

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Redden leaped over the judge's table to lung at Holthus. Credit: Ftwitty / Getty

Court officials revealed that the judge did not need to be taken to the hospital after the assault, meanwhile, the official who came to her aid sustained a gash on his forehead and a dislocated shoulder.

Redden also spoke out after the incident, claiming that he was having a "bad day" and was intending to kill Judge Holthus as he leaped over the bench. He also described her as "evil" but later expressed remorse for his actions, per the New York Post.

On Monday (January 6), Redden appeared before Holthus - with his hands, mouth, and face covered - to resume the sentencing in the first battery case, for which he was ordered to serve 19 months to four years in prison. The following day, he stood before a different judge, and a preliminary hearing on the new charges was set.

According to the criminal complaint, he has now been charged with attempted murder against an older person, battery, intimidating a public officer with threat of force, extortion, and disregarding the safety of a person resulting in substantial bodily harm, KVVU reported.

Redden's next court appearance is set for February 14.

Featured image credit: Ftwitty / Getty