Slaying suspect restrained in courtroom outburst

December 8, 2009 1:03:30 PM PST
A man accused of killing a police officer and her boyfriend was restrained by five deputies during an outburst in a southern Wisconsin courtroom. Deputies jumped on Andrew Wirth and pinned him to a table after he stood up in court Monday, shouted profanities and fought with officers.

The deputies carried Wirth from the courtroom as he continued to struggle. Authorities say a stun gun was used on the 25-year-old defendant.

WTMJ-TV reports that moments before the outburst, a judge set bail at $1 million.

Wirth is accused of fatally shooting off-duty Town of Oconomowoc police officer Jennifer Luick and Gregg Peters after a dispute at a Jefferson bar early Sunday.

Wirth's attorney, public defender Jeffrey De La Rosa, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.


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