Courtroom video shows a South Carolina father attacking his son’s murderer in court on Thursday, video footage shows.
Lindy Jones was being sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to killing 18-year-old Willie Fields. Fields was discovered off a road in Orangeburg County dead from a gunshot wound in August 2019. Fields had been reported missing days before his body was discovered, according to the report.
Jones, then 19, was charged with murder and, his brother, 18-year-old Jalen Jones, was charged as an accessory.
Video shows Jones in the courtroom facing the judge while Fields’ family stands in the first row.
“Your honor, I just want to let you know just what they took from me, they took away my only child,” Fields’ mother said between sobs. “It has been so hard —”
Suddenly, Fields’ father, lunges at Jones and punches him in the back of the head before tackling him to the ground.
Fields’ father was later charged with assault and battery in the third degree.