UPDATE: Courtroom attacker enters guilty plea


UPDATE: The man accused of attacking an Ingham County assistant prosecutor in court is pleading guilty to all charges.

Joshua Harding made his decision known in court this morning.

His sentencing will be in March.

6 News has a crew in the courtroom and will be updating this story online and on 6 News at Noon.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A jury trial is scheduled to start Monday for a man accused of attacking an Ingham County assistant prosecutor while inside a courtroom in August of last year.

Joshua Harding is facing life in prison.

Out of the three felonies he’s facing at his trial, one of those charges carry life sentences and that’s assault with intent to murder.

Right now 35-year-old Joshua Harding is serving up to 38 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two children in Meridian Township.

Just before the jury in that case handed-down a guilty verdict, police and prosecutors say Harding pulled a shank from under his shirt and leaped towards Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan Roth.

Although the attorney was not seriously hurt, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued three felonies for the offense.

That’s the reason Harding is on trial.

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