Ohio judge shot in ambush-style attack outside courthouse

Image: Ma'lik Richmond, Nathaniel Richmond, Walter Madison

Ma’lik Richmond stands with his father after he was convicted last March. Keith Srakocic / AP

The father of a high school football player convicted of rape in 2013 allegedly shot and wounded an Ohio judge on Monday near the Steubenville courthouse. Authorities identified the attacker as Nathaniel “Nate” Richmond, father of Ma’Lik Richmond, who served 10 months in juvenile detention after he was convicted along with another Steubenville High School football player of raping a 16-year-old girl when he was 17. Authorities said the judge and a probation officer returned fire, killing the elder Richmond. The judge, Joseph Bruzzese Jr., had nothing to do with Ma’Lik Richmond’s case. Records show Bruzzese was overseeing a wrongful death lawsuit Richmond filed in April against the Jefferson County Metropolitan Housing Authority.

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