Marcial Anguiano had just been sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated assault for cutting his niece with a butcher knife, the newspaper reported.
"As soon as the judge sentenced him, I saw him do something with his right arm," defense attorney Juan Sanchez told the paper. "I turned and he cut himself with something he had brought into the courtroom."
Sanchez said that after Anguiano injured himself, he saw a razor blade on the floor, the Morning News reported.
Anguiano was later seen talking on a stretcher leaving the building with his neck bandaged, the Morning News reported.
-- Lance Murray