South Carolina Man Punches Lawyer During Sentencing

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After being sentenced to 15 years for robbing a college student last March, a South Carolina man had an additional six months added to his sentence for immediately punching his lawyer in the face. 30-year-old Lamarcus Williamson's resume includes drug charges and grand larceny, and upon learning that he'd be going on a 15-year vacation, he fired off on his public defender Dan Hall—on Hall's 58th birthday, nonetheless. At least Hall had a sense of humor about it, saying, "A punch was not the best birthday present I have ever received."

Williamson was back in the court the following day for a contempt hearing, where he was sentenced to six additional months in jail. Williamson tried to justify by saying he was "upset because the solicitor was trying to incriminate me like I'm some bad guy." The judge wasn't having it, and Williamson could get even more time if the sheriff's investigators decide to charge him with assault. 

Hall seemed to brush the incident off, saying, "Courtrooms are an atmosphere of tension, emotions, and often irrational people."

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[via Gawker]

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