A Defendant slit in his own throat in court immediately after hearing his sentence. The man’s defense attorney noticed him doing something with his arm but was not sure what he was doing. The Defendant was treated and survived the injury.
The County Sheriff is looking into how the incident occurred. It is believed the Defendant cut himself with a razor blade that is given to inmates for shaving. That blades, however, are supposed to be collected every evening. Allegedly, the bailiff noticed one razor blade and confiscated it, but the Defendant had another one and used it before he could be stopped.