LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A man charged with attempted murder and eight other charges after he attacked a Clark County judge during a court hearing has been indicted by a grand jury.
Deobra Redden was seen leaping at Justice Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus in a Jan. 3 video that went viral. Redden was in court for sentencing in another case.
On Feb. 8, Redden was indicted by a grand jury on nine charges, including attempted murder of a victim 60 years of age or older, battery on a protected person and extortion by threat.
After refusing to appear at his next scheduled hearing, Redden was issued a court order instructing him to appear. For that appearance, he was brought into the courtroom shackled and masked.
“I want to make it clear that I am not changing or modifying the sentence I was in the process of imposing last week before I was interrupted by the defendant’s actions,” Judge Holthus said. Redden was sentenced to up to four years in the previous case.
Outside the courtroom, Redden’s sister and foster mom say Redden suffers from schizophrenia and was not on his medication when he attacked Judge Holthus.
“I just think that his actions were not premeditated, it was triggered because he seemed to have been pleading for his freedom,” Ladonna Daniels, Redden’s sister said.
His initial arraignment in Clark County District Court is scheduled for Feb. 29.
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