Man lunges at Revere murder suspect in court
CHELSEA, Mass. (WHDH) -- The brother of a murder victim turned his rage toward the man accused of stabbing Ronald Russo 69 times in a mobile home in Revere Saturday night. It took several people to restrain Tom Russo and a court officer was injured in the process.
Intense emotions turned into rage inside Chelsea District Court. It took nearly half a dozen officers to remove Tom Russo from the courtroom. His attorney says listening to details of how his brother was killed was just too much for him.
“Listening to the events of the alleged murder he was just very incensed,” said Jay Satin, Tom Russo's attorney.
Peter Deconinck was being arraigned for killing Ronald Russo Saturday night in a Revere mobile home.
As the prosecuting attorney was detailing how Deconinck allegedly killed Ronald Russo, Tom Russo lunged for his brother’s accused killer.
“We jumped up, we didn't know if we're going to get hit at that point,” one witness said.
It was a packed courtroom and people looked for cover. One court officer was taken out in a stretcher.
Tom Russo appeared in court following the incident, this time to face the judge for disorderly conduct and disrupting a court proceeding.
“Mr. Russo apologized for his behavior. He explained he emotionally lost control after hearing brother stabbed 69 times,” Satin said.