Man sucker punches public defender after getting 15-year sentence

By David Edwards
Friday, October 5, 2012 13:06 EDT
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Lamarcus Williamson sucker punches attorney Dan Hall
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A man in Rock Hill, South Carolina earned himself an extra six months behind bars earlier this week because he punched his own attorney after being given a 15-year sentence.

Lamarcus Williamson was in handcuffs on Tuesday when the judge accepted his plea deal for robbery, drug and assault charges, but that didn’t stop him from assaulting public defender Dan Hall.

Video of the incident was captured by cameras at the Moss Justice Center.

“I was shocked, I didn’t see it coming. I hit the floor,” Hall told WSOC, adding, “I’m not a good boxer.”

The attorney escaped serious injury, suffering only a loose tooth and sore jaw.

Watch this video from WSOC, broadcast Oct. 3, 2012.

(h/t: CBS News)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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