A Springfield man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for stabbing an emergency room doctor at St. John’s Hospital in 2010.
The State Journal-Register reports 48-year-old James Hughes began swearing at Circuit Judge John Belz as Belz was pronouncing sentence.
Hughes was removed from the courtroom after the outburst.
He stabbed the doctor with a steak knife after she entered an examining room to treat him.
The doctor has recovered from her injuries.