Lawyer gets a punch by client and still wins part of the case

Suspect Who Punched His Own Lawyer Is Convicted

Diote Lummus is on trial for murder-and is sentenced to six months in jail for punching his lawyer in court. (Hamilton County Sheriff, WKRC-TV)

Diote Lummus is on trial for murder-and is sentenced to six months in jail for punching his lawyer in court. (Hamilton County Sheriff, WKRC-TV)

Published: 2/05 6:14 am
A local man is found guilty on several charges-but is acquitted of attempted murder-more than 24 hours after punching his own lawyer in court.

Court workers say 20-year-old Dionte Lummus got angry with his attorney on Monday, February 4th, and told the judge he wanted to fire him. Then Lummus took a swing at the lawyer. Lummus tried to run out of the courtroom but a deputy tackled him.

The judge then cited Lummus for contempt and assault.

Lummus was on trial, accused of shooting Avondale Food Mart owner Antonio Moore in the head during a robbery in April of 2011. Moore did survive.  Today the jury found Lummus guilty of robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault but not guilty of attempted murder.

He was sentenced to 34 years in jail plus six months for punching the lawyer.

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