Convicted arsonist who sucker-punched attorney at sentencing found not guilty of felonious assault

Convicted arsonist who sucker-punched attorney at sentencing found not guilty of felonious assault
GF Default - Domestic assault suspect attacks attorney after conviction in Cuyahoga County courtroom

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A jury has acquitted the Northeast Ohio man who sucker-punched his own attorney after he was sentenced to 47 years in prison.

David Chislton, 42, was found not guilty of felonious assault on Tuesday.

A deputy’s body camera recorded Chislton as he attacked his own attorney at a sentencing hearing for a separate arson case on Feb. 19.

Domestic violence suspect attacks attorney after conviction in Cleveland, OH courtroom

The defendant, who was handcuffed at the time, can be seen striking his former defense attorney, Aaron Brockler, in the face.

Chislton was convicted of setting the 2017 fire during a SWAT standoff that destroyed a Warrensville Heights apartment building, displacing dozens of residents.

Following Tuesday’s acquittal, a judge ordered Chislton to return to prison.

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