Brawl erupts in court as brothers attack mother’s murderer

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A brawl broke out in a US court as two brothers lunged at their mother’s killer and attacked him

A mass brawl broke out in a courtroom as two brothers lunged at the man convicted of fatally shooting their mother.

Dale Williams, 62, was due to be sentenced for the murder of 46-year-old ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Pledger-Stewart in Youngstown, Ohio.

But just as the victim’s daughter was about to give a statement, one of her brothers, wearing a short-sleeved black t-shirt, leapt at the defendant and attacked him.

The other brother, with a red t-shirt, then joined in, with footage showing one man punching Williams while the other kicked him.

The defendant was just about to be sentenced

The defendant, in an orange prison jumpsuit, could not react as his hands were bound in cuffs.

Police immediately intervened to stop the two and tasered the second attacker.

He can be heard saying: ‘You killed my mother, man’.

Williams’ sentencing in Judge Maureen Sweeney’s court has been adjourned, NBC reports.

One of the brothers was tasered before being arrested
The defendant was escorted out by officers and taken to hospital for a check-up

Williams had on June 15, 2017 chased his ex-girlfriend while on her way to work during rush hour before smashing his van into her car on a busy stretch of Market Street.

The mother-of-three from Broadman, Ohio, got out of the car and was gunned down by Williams, who was reported by witnesses to have continued shooting until his gun was empty.

Prosecutors accused him of planning the attack in such detail that he even chose the exact spot to sit in his van and wait for his ex to pass by, WBKN reports.

Attorney Dawn Cantalamessa said: ‘He made a statement initially that he was trying to save one bullet for himself as well or one bullet to point at the police, but he ended up using it all.’


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