Revolting to say the least.
Via Detroit News:
Four men will stand trial in the beating of Clinton Township motorist Steven Utash, following a raucous hearing Monday in which some courtroom onlookers blurted objections and laughed at a description of the near-deadly thrashing, and a defendant made an obscene gesture to a photographer.
Latrez Cummings, 19; James Davis, 24; and Wonzey Saffold, 30, were bound over for trial on charges of assault with intent to commit murder. A fourth defendant, 17-year-old Bruce Wimbush, waived his right to a preliminary exam during the hearing in 36th District Court and will face a trial.
Max Mohr, Utash’s brother-in-law, said he was disgusted by the courtroom behavior.
“Why would you laugh about someone being in the hospital?” Mohr said. “To make a mockery in the courtroom … what can you do?”
The four allegedly were part of the group that beat Utash on April 2, when he left his truck to check on a boy he hit after the 10-year-old darted into the truck’s path.
A weapons charge against Saffold was added after witnesses said he brandished a gun during the incident.
All the defendants are in jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.
During Monday’s hearing court deputies admonished onlookers for talking. One man was removed from the courtroom.
Saffold made an obscene gesture to a photographer.
A group whose members described themselves as relatives of the defendants laughed when Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey read aloud Saffold’s description of how the mob kicked and punched Utash.