Ala. Judge Leaves Bench When Defendant Collapses

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A hospital spokeswoman says a defendant who collapsed and stopped breathing in an Alabama courtroom is in critical condition.

A Marshall County judge leapt from the bench and helped resuscitate 48-year-old Franklin Gary Carter on Tuesday.

Huntsville Hospital spokeswoman Nicole Murray said Wednesday evening that Carter was in critical condition.

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