- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A brawl erupted at the trial of a man accused in the stabbing death of his wife after a spectator attacked the defendant.

The man jumped over a wooden railing at the Lancaster County Courthouse on Monday morning and began throwing punches at 29-year-old Carrington Joseph, who is charged in the May 2014 death of 27-year-old Melissa Joseph.

After the man and the defendant traded punches, the spectator was shot with a stun gun. The judge cleared the courtroom and declared a recess until mid-afternoon.

Earlier, the victim’s sister testified that Carrington Joseph threatened her with a knife before stabbing his wife in the neck.

Melissa Joseph was killed weeks after appearing on a syndicated TV talk show to determine whether the defendant had fathered her twins.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide