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Fabela outburst follows guilty verdict in Grafton child rape case

Published 03/13/2008, Herald Staff Writers

GRAFTON, N.D. — Moments after a jury here judged him guilty of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, Gerardo “Jerry” Fabela began pounding the desk in the courtroom and cursing the jurors and his own at-torney, shouting loud imprecations against the court and this city. A dozen law enforcement officers were in court in anticipation of trouble and three standing right behind him quickly subdued and handcuffed Fabela; while he was held down in his chair the jury was ushered out.

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