Man sentenced to 20-60 years for courtroom attack

Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 15:35:56-04

We have an update on the man who tried to stab an Ingham County assistant prosecutor in court last year.

Today a judge sentenced Joshua Harding to between 20 and 60 years in prison for attempted murder after he removed a shank from his shirt sleeve and rushed towards Assistant Prosecutor Jonathan Roth, and attempted to stab him in the head in the middle of an open court room in downtown Lansing.

The attack happened on August 2, 2016 when Harding was in court to be sentenced of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting two children in a cemetery in April of 2015.

He’s already serving 19-to-38 years for that crime.

His attempted murder sentence will be served at the same time.