A newly-convicted murderer in Florida repeatedly punched his defense attorney after a judge handed down his verdict last Friday.
The American Bar Association Journal reported Monday that defendant Travis Jamaar Davis and his three co-defendants had just been convicted of felony murder related to the 2016 death of Courtney Levar London when the courtroom fracas began. Davis, the reported triggerman in London’s shooting death, punched lawyer Daniel Hernandez repeatedly in the back of the head and soon after, his co-defendant Kelvon Grimmage joined in.
Hernandez told a Tampa Fox affiliate that it was the first time in his legal career that he’d experienced anything like that.
“I got about five punches to the back and the side of my head, forehead. I got a few bumps and bruises, some scratches,” the attorney said. “I’ve been trying cases for almost 40 years, and I’d never been struck by a defendant before.”
You can watch video of the incident below, via the Ocala Star-Banner:
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“Abuse of power is not a crime,” Matt Whitaker told Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
Tufts University Professor Daniel Drezner was fascinated by the admission.
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The comments from a 1998 interview were reported after Biden said it was "abhorrent" and "despicable" for President Donald Trump to refer to impeachment as a lynching.
"Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," Biden said in 1998.