Man who attacked a judge is sentenced by the same judge

Monday, January 8, 2024
 – The judge who was attacked by a defendant in a Las Vegas courtroom last week has sentenced her attacker on Monday, Jan. 8, to 19 months to four years in prison in an unrelated case.

Deobra Delone Redden, 30, jumped over the bench and attacked Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus in her courtroom last week after trying to convince the judge he was turning around his violent past.

The sentence handed down on Monday, Jan. 8, was in connection with a baseball bat attack on a person last year.

To prevent a second attack, Redden appeared in court in shackles with a mask on his face, flanked by a group of jail officers.

Before the attack last week, Redden asked the judge for leniency and described himself as “a person who never stops trying to do the right thing no matter how hard it is.”

When it became clear Holthus was going to sentence him to prison time, the court marshal moved to handcuff Redden and take him into custody. That’s when the defendant started yelling expletives and charged forward as people in the courtroom audience began to scream.

He had to be wrestled off the judge by several court and jail officers and courtroom staff members. 

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