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Accused church shooter Mahmoud Hindi speaks out in court

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Despite efforts by a judge and his lawyer to keep him quiet, the man accused of gunning down two people inside a Louisville church fought to speak in court Thursday morning.

Mahmoud Hindi is being held without bond for allegedly killing David Merritt and Marvin Fisher at a homeowners association meeting at Springdale Community Church in September.

Hindi was arraigned on new terroristic threatening and assault charges this morning.

Police say, while in jail, Hindi threatened to kill a Metro Corrections officer, and later repeated that threat several times to a jail mental health official.

Hindi also threw water on that corrections officer while he was out of his cell to take his medication.

Hindi fought to get his side of the story out during his arraignment.

"Your Honor, can I say something?" he asked in court.

"You have the right to remain silent," the judge said. "Anything you say can be used against you."

"It's alright, Judge," Hindi said.

"Council," the judge said, addressing Hindi's attorneys, "Do you want to want to take control of your client?"

"Just a moment, if I could have," Hindi said. 

Hindi told the judge the corrections officer taunts him because of his accent, and says he was assaulted first.

"He is the one who actually assaulted me and pushed me to the hall," Hindi said.

"Everything you say is being recorded, sir," the judge said. 

"Yes," Hindi said. "This is being set up."

"Council," the judge said, addressing Hindi's attorney, "would you like to have Corrections take your client back?"

Hindi was escorted out.

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