- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a man who attacked a judge and a deputy sheriff in the Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano in 2012.

The Centralia Chronicle reports (https://is.gd/EMQeoi ) that Steven Kravetz, who was sentenced to 26 years in prison, argued he was denied his constitutional right to testify at his trial in Lewis County.

In a decision earlier this week, the court said his arguments failed, noting that he did not ask to testify and that he had the opportunity to do so.

Kravetz was convicted in 2013 of first-degree assault for shooting Deputy Polly Davin and second-degree assault for stabbing Superior Court Judge David Edwards when the judge came to her rescue. He was also convicted of disarming a law enforcement officer.

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Information from: The Chronicle, https://www.chronline.com

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