shoe thrower 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
After a hearing at Jerusalem District Court on Sunday it was decided, according to a proposal by the prosecution, that the court will decide a new, lighter punishment for Pinchas Cohen, who was indicted on suspicion of attacking Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch with his sneakers in January.
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A prosecution representative for Cohen admitted that a lighter sentence would have been enough.
In June Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison.
Lawyer Yuval Kaplinsky said procedures have been put in place, in conjunction with the court, to lighten the sentence.
January the 52-year-old Jerusalem resident apparently threw two of his
sneakers at the chief justice as she presided over a court hearing,
striking her in the face with the first shoe and knocking her off her
chair as the second whizzed past.
Cohen was arrested directly after the incident.
who returned to work about an hour-and-a-half later, was shaken up and
slightly bruised in the incident, which broke her glasses and sparked
chaos in the courtroom and outer foyer of the High Court building, which
is located in the capital's government quarter.
police, Cohen has a record for past threats, including those made
against his lawyer Ariel Rozenblatt and Family Court Judge Phillip
Marcus during a 2006 court case, for which he was arrested.