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Man attacks sister’s accused killer in courtroom

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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COLUMBUS, Ga. — The brother of a slain Georgia woman says he was overcome with rage when he rushed the man accused of killing his sister in a Columbus courtroom.

The outburst happened Tuesday as defendant Zyderrious Platt appeared at his trial. He has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge stemming from the 2009 shooting death of his pregnant wife.

Moments after sheriff’s deputies brought Platt into the courtroom, the slain woman’s brother, 30-year-old Jeryl Carter, grabbed a chair and threw it at the suspect. He screamed that he wanted to kill Platt.

Carter told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that a lot of rage and anger surfaced at the hearing, and that he can’t get the crime out of his mind.

Vince Coglianese