Lawyer For Man Accused In Transgender Woman's Beating Gets 14 Days For Contempt

Curt Lewis
October 18, 2019 - 6:49 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) -  While a man remains on trial for the beating of a trans-gender woman in Dallas, one of his lawyers will not be in court for the next couple of weeks.

Attorney Andrew Wilkerson was led to jail yesterday after the judge gave him 14 days for contempt.

The judge was upset over what he calls "continued outbursts" in the courtroom.

Edward Thomas is being tried for the beating of Muhlaysia Booker.

Another of Thomas' lawyers will now lead his defense while Wilkerson is locked up.

Five weeks after the beating, Booker was murdered. Another man is charged with that but no trial date has been set.