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Mistrial declared in Bartlesville after man attacks his own attorney

BARTLESVILLE — A judge in northeast Oklahoma has declared a mistrial after a man charged with assault reportedly attacked his own attorney during court proceedings.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: February 1, 2013
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BARTLESVILLE — A judge in northeast Oklahoma has declared a mistrial after a man charged with assault reportedly attacked his own attorney during court proceedings.

A local newspaper reports that Shawn Kelly Kennedy was on trial Wednesday for the alleged assault of a Bartlesville church official. Officials say Kennedy grabbed his attorney by the neck following testimony from the first witness in the case.

Officials say Kennedy was quickly subdued by a sheriff's office deputy who was in the courtroom. Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw cleared the courtroom and declared a mistrial shortly thereafter.

Officials say Kennedy's attorney was not seriously injured.

Kennedy had been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors accuse him attacking a director at First Baptist Church's Family Life Center in downtown Bartlesville last April.

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