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Judge Jails Attorney for Dallas Man on Trial for Beating Muhlaysia Booker

Testimony in the trial continues Friday

The defense attorney for the man accused of beating Muhlaysia Booker spent spent some time in jail Thursday after being found in contempt of court.

Andrew Wilkerson is representing Edward Thomas, who is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the April 12 attack at a Dallas apartment complex, which was captured on viral video.

State District Judge Hector Garza gave Wilkerson 14 days in jail and a $500 fine after finding him in contempt for "continued outbursts." He was released Thursday afternoon after paying a $500 fine, jail records showed.

Testimony in the trial continues Friday.

Within 45 minutes of the start of testimony on Wednesday, Garza sent the jury out of the room twice during squabbles with Wilkerson, who had argued with the judge over defense objections that were overruled and prosecution objections that were sustained.

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