DM – An agitated murder defendant poured a cup of water over his attorney’s head during trial just as jurors were getting ready to start their deliberations. Jerome Power, 50, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, dumped the water on attorney Steve Addington, of Des Moines, catching Addington, jurors, and the judge off guard. Power, charged with first-degree murder, has been accused of strangling his 68-year-old neighbour, Doris Bevins, to death in her home on September 19, 2010. ‘It should have been a mistrial,’ Power shouted after dumping the water on Addington, ‘You sold me out!’
Go ahead. Watch L.A. Law, Law and Order, Matlock, or The Practice. The chances of the regular lawyer getting a cup of water poured on his head during the course of an average day is a heck of a lot more realistic.
P.S. What's up with this camera angle and the perfect photo? I'm not sure the photographer didn't slip ol' Jerome there a pack of smokes to give Mr. Addington an impromptu bath.