- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - The trial of an inmate charged with knocking out his lawyer during a meeting in an upstate New York jail has been delayed after he attacked his new lawyer in the courtroom.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls (https://bit.ly/1JWuA2I ) reports 34-year-old Aaron Jabot was charged with assault for allegedly attacking his lawyer in the Washington County Jail in April 2014. At the time, Jabot was jailed after police say he stabbed two people in a local bar just days after being released from prison.

During a break in Thursday’s trial, witnesses say Jabot attacked his new attorney, Fred Rench, before court officers intervened. Rench suffered a cut hand.

Jabot was taken back to the jail.

Rench says he won’t pursue charges against Jabot and will continue to represent him.

The trial is scheduled to continue Friday.

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Information from: The Post-Star, https://www.poststar.com

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