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Deobra Redden charged with attempted murder for attack on Judge Mary Kay Holthus

The convicted felon who lunged over the bench “superman” style at a Las Vegas judge last week appeared in court again Tuesday to face an attempted murder charge over the shocking attack.

Deobra Redden was surrounded by guards with a mask covering his mouth and orange mitts over his hands as he appeared in front of a different judge to face charges over last Wednesday’s courtroom chaos.

Redden, 30, was charged with attempted murder charge against an older person, battery, intimidating a public officer with threat of force, extortion, and disregarding the safety of a person resulting in substantial bodily harm, KVVU reported.

During a hearing last week, Redden launched himself at Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus after she denied his request for probation for an April baseball bat attack.

Redden is accused of pulling Holthus’ hair as he wrapped his hands around her throat and hit her on the head, according to a criminal complaint obtained by CNN.

Deobra Redden, second left, had mask over his face and orange mitts over his hands. AP

“Once he knew she was about to sentence him to prison, (Redden) did leap over defense counsel table into the well of the courtroom, thereafter rushing towards the judicial bench and jumping over it ‘superman’ style directly into Judge Mary Kay Holthus’s judicial space, landing directly on top of her and immediately attacking” the judge,” the complaint outlines.

He also allegedly battled a Las Vegas cop, a clerk and a marshal while also spitting on an officer, the complaint states.

Before Tuesday’s hearing, Redden landed in Holthus’ courtroom Monday, where he was also forced to sport orange mitts and full-face spit hood while wearing shackles following his viral outburst.

Judge Diana L. Sullivan is presiding over the case of Redden. AP

He was sentenced to 19-48 months in prison for the past baseball bat assault

Following the sentencing Monday, Redden’s family told reporters that their loved one had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Court records indicate he was competent to stand trial.

Foster mother Karen Springer said Redden “just snapped” when he launched at the judge.

“No disrespect. We’re not denying what he did,” Springer said.

The felon flew off the handle when he launched at the judge last week. AP

“It’s a chemical imbalance,” his sister LaDonna Daniels said. “I don’t think sending him to prison will help.”

With Post wires

Written by SaleemBaloch

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