Odd Moment In County Court At Law A Second Ago

Some guy is charged with, I think, "Terroristic Threat"* which isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. It basically means threatening someone with imminent bodily injury which pretty much happens every day in this county. Most of those cases are worthless and the charge really isn't filed very often.

But for some reason a guy is charged in Wise County with making a threat over a the ownership of a piano. Also, from the sounds of it, it looks like he's on a felony probation for DWI and he couldn't take a plea bargain because it could get him revoked (for violating the term on "commit no offense against the State of Texas.")  Or it may be because he thinks he's not guilty. Or it may be because he's just stubborn.

But it didn't help his case when a light hearted moment ocurred between the prosecutor and the defendant's wife when she was testifying. Something caused the prosecutor to laugh a little bit which prompted the Defendant to snap in open court, "It's not funny!! Don't laugh at her!!"


Advice: If you on trial for basically being a hothead, it might be a good idea not to act like a hothead.
Edit: It was a Class C (the lowest level) offense of "Assault by Threat". It was appealed from a JP court or municipal court where the case has to start all over again.