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Cameras in Broward County bond court caught a defendant sucker punching a public defender in the head Wednesday morning.
The puncher, who was quickly taken down by courtroom personnel, hasn’t been identified. A Sun-Sentinel report identified the public defender as Julie Chase, a Nova Southeastern Law School graduate and attorney since 2005, according to her Florida Bar profile.
Chase was dealing with a client when a tall male approached from behind and hit her with a left hook to the left side of her head.
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