February 23, 2019
YO PROMISED ME JUSTICE, MUFFUGGAH!
YO PROMISED I BE FREE!
This is the shocking moment an Ohio man punched his own lawyer in the face after being sentenced to 47 years in prison for pistol whipping his girlfriend and arson.
David Chislton, 42, struck Aaron Brockler in the face despite being handcuffed, leaving him with a broken nose and a concussion.
Chislton, wearing an orange jumpsuit, had just been told by Judge Nancy Margaret Russo he faces 47 years in jail after being found guilty of numerous charges.
He turns and takes a swing at Brockler, who is standing to his left. Using both hands he then punches his attorney, knocking him down.
Officials and others in the court then rush to pull Chislton away as other can be heard screaming. The police body cam footage then shows an officer as he holds down the defendant before he is led away.
Another officer can be heard telling him: ‘You calm? You know you messed up, right?’
In 2017 he held his girlfriend hostage at gunpoint and threatened to kill her. He then set fire to the Miles Landing apartment complex in Warrensville Heights which led to a police stand off.
After being told his sentence the Warrensville Heights man turned to hit Brockler before biting him during the violent outburst in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas courtroom, according to witnesses.
David Chislton, left, and Aaron Brockler.