Nigerian man nabbed in the shooting of a female US judge (Photos)

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Suspect, Chimene Onyeri

A Nigerian man named Chimene Onyeri, 28, has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Texas state judge, Julie Kocurek.

Onyeri was a defendant whom the judge was prosecuting at the time of the shooting.

Onyeri was being prosecuted by Kocurek in a fraud case from 2012, when she was shot in the driveway of her Austin home on Friday night. She didn’t die but an got away with an ‘extremely serious injury’.

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Judge, Julie Kocurek

Onyeri will now be questioned about the shooting as he is indicted for a theft in Louisiana.

Kocurek had been receiving threats after presiding over controversial cases.

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Crime Scene

She was taken to hospital in a serious condition on Friday and has since been upgraded to a stable condition. Police said her injuries are not believed to be life threatening and refused to comment further on the arrest.

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