Tuesday 25 October 2016

Video: Man accused of stabbing niece attacked by witness in open court

Published 21/08/2015 | 09:57

The witness of a stabbing has attempted to attack the man accused of the crime during a court hearing into the case.

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Eric Cullough was attending a preliminary hearing for allegedly stabbing his niece Tyecha McCullough to death last month.

This video appears to show the witness in the case, Antwon Lee, rushing towards Mr Cullough in an aggressive manner before being restrained by police.

Mr Lee claimed he attempted to intervene when Mr Cullough attacked his niece with no warning, receiving knife injuries himself as a result.

Tyecha McCullough was found with a stab wound to the chest when police responded - and was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the footage, captured by reporters from WRCB, police can be seen telling spectators, who rise to their feet and surge forward during the altercation, to back up and clear the courtroom.

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