Charlize Ramos

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Gainesville man receives 30-year sentence for violent courtroom attack on his defense attorney

A man who punched his defense attorney in the head during his trial at the Alachua County Courthouse in November, fracturing his skull, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday. The assault prompted an amendment to legislation that raises the penalties for violent offenders who attack a defense attorney or public defender acting in their courtroom capacity.

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