Victim's brother attacks murder suspect in court; RAW video

By Taylor Barnhill - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus man Zyderrious Platt was in court Tuesday for allegedly murdering his wife, Jilani Platt. But before the trial could get started, the victim's brother, in an emotional outburst, attacked the murder suspect, causing quite a scene.

Moments after sheriff's deputies brought Platt into the courtroom, the brother of Jilani Platt, jumped over the barrier, picked up a chair and threw it at the murder suspect.

He then started swinging and yelling until deputies wrestled him to the ground.

Judge Bobby Peters cleared the courtroom, while Jilani's brother was handcuffed and Platt was escorted out.

Jilani Platt, a 26-year-old mother-to-be was killed in October 2009. Her body was found in a drainage pipe of Schataulga Road. The coroner told News Leader 9 she died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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