Man punches own attorney in face after he gets 47 years in prison, officials say
FOX NEWS - An Ohio man stunned a courtroom Tuesday after he reportedly sucker-punched his defense attorney just moments after he was sentenced to 47 years in prison.
Judge Nancy Margaret Russo sentenced David Chislton, 42, on nearly two dozen charges, Cleveland.com reported. He pleaded guilty to "assaulting his girlfriend and setting fire to the Miles Landing apartment complex in Warrensville Heights in 2017," WKYC reported. Chislton "received credit for the two years he spent behind bars since his April 2017 arrest," Cleveland.com reported.
The incident started after Chislton and his girlfriend got into an argument. He set fire to the building's second floor which caused significant structural damage and displaced several families.
Moments after Russo sentenced Chislton in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas courtroom, Chislton, who was handcuffed from the front, sucker-punched Aaron Brockler, who was standing to his left, Cleveland.com reported. The media outlet reported the two men fell to the ground and Chislton also bit the attorney's leg before he was dragged away.