Man who tried to attack prosecutor gets new longer sentence

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man who was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for trying to attack a Michigan prosecutor in court has been given a longer punishment after an appeal.

The Lansing State Journal reports that Ingham County Judge Richard Garcia sentenced 37-year-old Joshua Harding to between 30 years and 60 years in prison.

The hearing came after the Michigan appeals court agreed with prosecutors and said Harding should've been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison, based on his extensive criminal record.

Harding declined to make a statement before Thursday's new sentencing.

In 2016, Harding had a metal shank hidden in his sleeve while on trial for sexual abuse in Ingham County. Courtroom video showed a Lansing-area prosecutor getting out of the way at the last second while police tackled Harding.


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