HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of a Kansas man charged with attempted murder in a courtroom attack on county prosecutor.
Michael Sherman jumped on Reno County district attorney Keith Schroeder last July 10, just after a judge had reaffirmed Sherman’s life sentence for sodomizing a 4-month-old baby. Prosecutors contend Sherman tried to choke Schroeder with his belly chain.
The jury began deliberating around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after being instructed on charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder.
The jury later asked if it could consider a lesser charge, such as assault, but the judge replied she could give no further instructions.
Sherman testified Tuesday he had thought before the attack about how he could “get at” the prosecutor, but did not intend to kill him.