Man who punched sister's accused killer in court is held in contempt and fined $100
Initially told by a Louisiana judge that he faced jail time for punching a shackled murder defendant in a Jefferson Parish courtroom last week, 34-year-old Adam Dozier caught a break on Wednesday.
Represented by a public defender, he apologized to Judge Lee Faulkner and was found in contempt of court and fined $100, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “If any such behavior occurs in my courtroom again, I won’t be as lenient,” the judge said.
However, Dozier could still face criminal prosecution for slugging Randy Paul Marcel in the face as the defendant entered a 24th Judicial District courtroom for a pretrial hearing on April 1. Dozier was booked on a misdemeanor simple battery charge by the sheriff’s department after the incident, but the district attorney’s office hasn’t yet determined whether to prosecute.
Marcel is charged with killing Dozier’s 34-year-old sister, Jennifer, last year.