Defendant attacks judge with metal water pitcher as life sentence verdict was read

2 months ago

Baltimore news, Maryland news.

A 36-year-old defendant has intentionally struck a Baltimore judge's head using a metal water pitcher that he threw at her after he got the life sentence.

According to several news outlets, Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Keyes Heard remains in a critical condition after she was attacked by Travis Burroughs a few minutes after the sentencing verdict was read.

Last November, Burroughs was found guilty on multiple charges including false imprisonment and assault.

In a news conference, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sheriff's Office said: "We are the enforcement arm of the court, and we will not allow anyone to assault or intimidate any of the judiciary officers here. We take this matter tremendously seriously."