Man tries to attack 12-year-old daughter’s killer, rapist in courtroom

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Karl Roberts. From KFSM.

Karl Roberts. From KFSM.

POLK COUNTY, Ark. — The father of a girl who was raped and killed when she was 12 years old tried to attack the girl’s killer in a courtroom Monday, KFSM News reports.

According to KFSM, Karl Roberts was in Polk County Circuit Court Monday for a competency evaluation to determine if he could wave his post-conviction rights.

Roberts was convicted in 1999 for the death of 12-year-old Andi Brewer. Brewer was raped and strangled in woods near Mena by Roberts, the child’s uncle by marriage, records show.

Roberts, who was sentenced to die on May 24, 2000, is one of 35 people on Arkansas’ death row, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction website.

According to KFSM, Andi’s father, Greg Brewer was in the courtroom for the competency hearing when he flipped off Roberts. Roberts allegedly turned around and said, “Greg, it’s all going to be O.K,” enraging Brewer.

The girl’s father hopped over the partition in the courtroom and tried to attack Roberts, but was tackled before he could land a blow. He was arrested and taken to Polk County Jail.

“I think he had just kind of had it,” a family member told KFSM. “We’re just overwhelmed right now.”

Roberts has been trying to waive his rights and accept the death penalty, prompting his attorneys to contend he is not competent to waive his post-conviction rights

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  • WendyR

    He murdered & raped this innocent little girl in 1999 and we are still housing this pathetic fiend? Kill him now & give justice to Andi Brewer’s family & loved ones.

  • Srose

    “Roberts has been trying to waive his rights and accept the death penalty, prompting his attorneys to contend he is not competent to waive his post-conviction rights.”

    Why in the world are you considered incompetent if you accept responsibility for your actions and understand the consequences??!! The man wants to die for his crimes…let the man die for his crimes.

  • fludspyder

    I believe any parent of a raped, murdered or abused child should be granted a free pass to do whatever they want to the p.o.s. m f’r that assaulted and hurt or killed their child/family whether the assailant be competent, crazy or just plain retarded. That’s all I have to say about that.

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