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Upset man shoots judge who presided over his fraud trial

By Mason White 3:34 AM November 13, 2015
Chimene Onyeri and Julie Kocurek 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly shooting the judge who presided over his fraud trial, police in Texas said.

Austin police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Chimene Onyeri, after being accused of shooting State District Judge Julie Kocurek.

Onyeri is also a suspect in a recent robbery committed in Louisiana. Kocurek suffered a very serious injury when she was shot in the driveway of her home on Friday night.

Onyeri was in the process of being prosecuted in Kocurek’s courtroom for fraud. Kocurek had been receiving death threats after presiding over several controversial cases.

She was taken to the University Medical Center-Brackenridge, and was said to be in serious condition. However, her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Kocurek’s neighbor told investigators that four gunshots were heard outside her home in Friday. Onyeri was charged with murder in an unrelated case.