In a shocking turn of events, Deobra Redden, the individual who attacked Las Vegas Judge Mary Kay Holthus during his sentencing hearing last week, was once again in front of her for a separate case on Monday, January 8.
Entering the courtroom surrounded by marshals, Redden appeared in restraints, wearing a spit mask, shackles on his wrists and legs, and orange mitts on his hands. Despite his aggressive actions in the previous encounter, he reportedly smiled at family members as he shuffled into court.
This time, Judge Holthus sentenced Redden to 19 to 48 months in prison for a 2022 attack involving a baseball bat. The defendant now faces 13 additional charges stemming from the assault on the judge.
The previous attack occurred after Judge Holthus denied Redden’s request for probation due to his history of violent offenses. Unshackled at the time, Redden leaped over the judge’s bench, attempting to put her in a headlock. Quick intervention by the judge’s law clerk and a marshal prevented further harm.
Holthus, who suffered a minor head injury, returned to work the next day. Despite the incident, she made it clear that Redden should be brought back to her courtroom for sentencing by any means necessary.
Redden’s reported statement to jail guards, citing the judge as “evil,” raises concerns about his mental health. His attorney previously disclosed that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The case underscores the challenges faced by the legal system in managing individuals with mental health issues and the importance of courtroom security protocols.
Watch his new sentencing below.
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