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Accused churchgoers robber kicks his attorney and gets tasered in courtroom

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A deputy sheriff used a taser to shock accused church robber Wendell Hollingsworth this morning when Hollingsworth started kicking his attorney after he was brought to court for trial.

Hollingsworth, 43, said nothing before he started kicking his court-appointed attorney, J. Scott Weisman, in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Hollingsworth was in a wheelchair because he said he fainted in his jail cell yesterday and hurt his back.

Jurors had not yet been brought into the courtroom.

Three deputies knocked Hollingsworth out of his chair, and one used a Taser gun. The shock also affected a deputy who was holding Hollingsworth down. Weisman was treated for a cut on his hand.

Judge Julie M. Lynch ordered the courtroom cleared after the attack.

Hollingsworth is accused of robbing parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church on E

Added: Sep-11-2007 
By: beck64
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