A man on trial in the killing of a 21-year-old college student used a homemade weapon to stab his defense attorney near his neck while his co-defendant reached for a court officer's gun, authorities said. Kayson Pearson stabbed the lawyer, Mitchell Dinnerstein, under the chin with a makeshift plastic or fiberglass weapon while he and Troy Hendrix were being taken out of the Brooklyn courtroom on Thursday, Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver said. Dinnerstein's injury did not appear to be life-threatening, he said. A Department of Corrections spokesman told NewsChannel 4 that the inmates were strip-searched and went through a metal detector upon leaving Rikers' Island and were searched again at the courthouse. Officials said they recovered two pieces of plastic and one piece of metal, found in the person's rectal area. Hendrix and Pearson, both in their early 20s, are accused of killing Ramona Moore, a Hunter College student whose body was found wrapped in a blanket behind a home in East Flatbush. District Attorney Charles Hynes announced in January 2004 that he would seek the death penalty against them. Dinnerstein, representing Pearson, said at the time that Hynes' decision was "very disappointing." "The defendant is very young, and his background is such that I thought the district attorney would use his discretion and not seek the death penalty," he said then. http://www.wnbc.com/news/6254678/detail.html I am terrible! I just had a vision of the attorney, holding his injured area, looking up at the judge and saying......"but he is innocent, You Honor!" I will slap myself, so no one else has to LOL. :slap: Guess this means he will be looking for a new defense attorney to volunteer to represent him.