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Ohio judge shot outside court says he's glad to resume work

October 06, 2017 - 9:17 AM

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio judge who was shot outside his courthouse in August has returned to the bench and says he's glad to be back at work.

The Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) Herald-Star reports Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese (bruh-ZEES') returned to his courtroom Thursday, handling arraignments and a sentencing.

Bruzzese was shot Aug. 21 while walking from his car to the courthouse in Steubenville, roughly 30 miles (48 kilometres) west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The judge was carrying a gun and fired back. A probation officer then shot and killed suspect Nate Richmond.

Bruzzese underwent surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital and has been recovering at home since late August.

A prosecutor has said investigators trying to understand what motivated the shooting were examining whether Richmond mistakenly thought Bruzzese had dismissed a lawsuit filed by Richmond.

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Information from: Herald-Star, http://www.hsconnect.com

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