Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has annulled the law license of an attorney convicted of felony unlawful wounding.
The attorney beat a client (Mr. Gump) with a wooden baseball bat and chased after the client with the bat down a residential street, continuing to hit his defenseless victim on the ground. The client suffered "significant injuries."
The court rejected the attorney's offered mitigation suggesting that the client was a drug addict who demanded money from him.
Digital Journal had this report on the criminal case.
In another violent incident, the attorney was convicted of two counts of wanton endangerment. There he had used a propane tank to break the window of a car occupied by his then-wife and her juvenile child.
To complete the picture, the attorney converted funds owed to Mr. Gump's grandfather (also Mr. Gump). (Mike Frisch)