There was drama in a Blair County courtroom Monday morning when a convicted killer on death row punched his attorney in the face.
The incident happened at the conclusion of a motions hearing for Andre Staton.
The former Baltimore man raised his arms – while handcuffed – and struck attorney Tim Burns of Ebensburg in the face. Burns was taken from the courtroom on a stretcher. He was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and is expected to be okay. Earlier in the hearing Staton told Judge Elizabeth Doyle he’s ready to be executed.
A Blair County jury convicted Staton of killing his estranged girlfriend Beverly Yohn in 2004. Staton will be charged with assault for the attack.
Monday March 10th
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Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
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new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
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Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm