Ohio judge shot outside court says he's glad to resume work

Published October 06, 2017

An Ohio judge who was shot outside his courthouse in August has returned to the bench and says he's glad to be back at work.

The Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) Herald-Star reports Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese (bruh-ZEES') returned to his courtroom Thursday, handling arraignments and a sentencing.

Bruzzese was shot Aug. 21 while walking from his car to the courthouse in Steubenville, roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The judge was carrying a gun and fired back. A probation officer then shot and killed suspect Nate Richmond.

Bruzzese underwent surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital and has been recovering at home since late August.

A prosecutor has said investigators trying to understand what motivated the shooting were examining whether Richmond mistakenly thought Bruzzese had dismissed a lawsuit filed by Richmond.

___

Information from: Herald-Star, http://www.hsconnect.com

URL

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/06/ohio-judge-shot-outside-court-says-hes-glad-to-resume-work.html