Convict Punches Attorney In Court After Guilty Verdict
Sonora, CA — A convicted burglar is facing yet another charge after assaulting his attorney in Tuolumne County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department says when a jury found Joseph Farrell guilty of auto theft and burglary, he punched his court appointed attorney, Donald Martel in the face.
Reports indicate assaulting a court officer is a felony, so Farrell was booked back into the jail on that additional charge.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh