Brawl occurs at hearing for murder trial

July 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- The friends and relatives of an alleged murderer and the victims brawled in a Florida courthouse following postponement of a "stand your ground" hearing.

Several men were handcuffed Monday following the altercation between supporters of slain brothers James and Joel Kun, 23 and 21, and supporters of alleged killer Jayson Clair, 27, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The fight occurred outside of the Osceola County Courthouse courtroom shortly after a judge postponed the "stand your ground" hearing. The supporters of both parties began taunting each other and punches were thrown.

James "Zeke" Parker, Clair's 53-year-old stepfather, James Kun Sr., the Kuns' 45-year-old father, and Jeremy Milyon, 23, a friend of the Kun family, were charged with misdemeanor affray.

Jayson Clair was charged with first-degree murder for the June 28, 2011, deaths of James and Joel Kun during an altercation outside a bar. The trial is expected to begin in October.

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