California Judge Recovering After Courtroom Attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Court officials say a California judge
is recovering from a stabbing attack by a murder suspect in her
courtroom and is expected back at work soon.

A Lodi police detective fatally shot 29-year-old David Paradiso
after he left the witness stand and lunged at San Joaquin County
Superior Court Judge Cinda Fox with a handcrafted 6-inch metal
spike on Wednesday.

The attack happened while bailiffs were removing Paradiso's
mother and brother from the Stockton courtroom for causing a
disruption.

A statement from the court says Fox has been released from the
hospital after getting stitches for stab wounds on her neck and
left forearm. She is expected back on the job soon.


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