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Chaos in courtroom on rise: Defendant allegedly slugs elderly juror


Richard Glawson allegedly punched an elderly juror Friday. (File)

By Laurel J. Sweet and Jessica Van Sack
Monday, May 21, 2007 - Updated: 09:15 AM EST

In yet another shocking outburst of courtroom violence, an accused cop shooter allegedly sucker-punched an elderly juror Friday after a judge refused a prosecutor’s request to keep him shackled. Defendant Richard Glawson will find out today if the judge has enough compassion left to declare a mistrial.

“This behavior is absolutely unacceptable,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley railed yesterday about Glawson’s alleged juror jab. “We will present the matter to the grand jury this week for possible indictment on juror intimidation charges.”

Sources said Glawson had to be pulled off the man, who appeared dazed but not seriously injured.

Chaos in Massachusetts courts, where the officers are unarmed, is becoming almost as common as jury duty. Court officers had to break up a fight between relatives of a murdered Braintree mother and a Dorchester man who allegedly violated her restraining order in Quincy District Court on Friday.


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Good grief!!