Michael Fisher listened without visible emotion as a judge Monday afternoon found him guilty of murdering his wife and son.
But then Fisher, 43, stood, turned and stepped toward Deputy Scott Eby, punching the officer in the left side of the face and then, using both hands, attempted to take Eby's semi-automatic handgun from its holster.
Eby pushed Fisher against a wall as four other deputies and Battle Creek Police Detective Brad Wise rushed to help.
The deputies bent Fisher over a small wall that separates the spectator section from the well of the courtoom and used a Taser electric shock weapon to subdue him and take him to the floor.
"He was going for the gun," Assistant Prosecutor Mike Jaconette said later. "And he would have used the gun the way he used it before."
Before he attacked, Fisher listened to Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge Allen Garbrecht