Guards restrain man in death penalty trial's latest outburst
Updated On: May 07 2013 01:48:27 PM CDT
A Houston man sentenced to death for a shooting spree outside a courthouse has been restrained by at least seven guards after he began yelling as the daughter of his victim was addressing the court.
A jury Tuesday issued 42-year-old Bartholomew Granger the death penalty for killing 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt outside the courthouse last year in downtown Beaumont. Sebolt's daughter, Deborah Ray Holst, was reading a statement later Tuesday when Granger yelled, "I'm sorry your mother is dead! I didn't kill your mother!"
The judge ordered he be taken from the courtroom and gagged. He was brought back with a cloth covering his mouth. But his outbursts continued and a bailiff used his hands to cover Granger's mouth. At one point several guards were needed to subdue him.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.