Texas man slits throat in court after sentencing

Marcial Anguiano slashes himself with a razor blade after getting 40 years for aggravated assault

Published August 31, 2010 6:14PM (EDT)

A suburban Dallas man used a razor blade to slit his throat moments after a judge sentenced him to 40 years in prison.

Marcial Anguiano of Duncanville left court Tuesday morning on a stretcher with his neck bandaged. The Dallas Morning News reported that Anguiano was talking as he was carried out.

Defense attorney Juan Sanchez says he saw his client "do something with his right arm" when state District Judge Larry Mitchell sentenced Anguiano for aggravated assault. Anguiano bled on the railing that separates the courtroom audience from the front of the court and on the first row of benches.

No one else was injured.

Sanchez said an object was confiscated from his client before the hearing, but that he wasn't sure what it was.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

By Associated Press

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