05/15/2008

Man tries to grab cop's gun in court

The Associated Press

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A man punched a sheriff's deputy and tried to grab the officer's handgun from its holster after a judge convicted him of murdering his wife and son.

Deputy Scott Eby pushed 43-year-old Michael Fisher against a wall Monday as others rushed to help. Fisher was subdued by a stun gun. A Battle Creek Enquirer photo shows Fisher's hand on the gun.

Fisher's defense lawyers declined to comment.

Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge Allen Garbrecht had just found Fisher guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the Dec. 28, 2006, shooting deaths of 38-year-old Candy Fisher and 12-year-old Michael Fisher II.

Sentencing is June 19.

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