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Man gets 20 years for trying to kill Michigan prosecutor


A man caught on courtroom video trying to attack a Michigan prosecutor with a piece of metal has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for attempted murder. The incident occurred in August in a Lansing court where Joshua Harding was on trial for sexual abuse. 

Harding's sentence was ordered Wednesday and comes on top of a separate 19-year sentence for sexual assault. It means he's guaranteed to be in prison for roughly 40 years. Harding had a metal shank hidden in his sleeve. Courtroom video shows a prosecutor getting out of the way at the last second as a police detective tackles the 35-year-old Harding.

The footage was posted online by the Lansing State Journal.

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