Attempted murder suspect has outburst in court

The woman charged with six counts of attempted murder and arson for allegedly setting a mobile home on fire in Cerulean in May had an emotional outburst Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court.

Thirty-three year old Karen Brafman had to be escorted out of the courtroom by bailiffs after she began to shout and cry during a hearing for another suspect.

Brafman was not allowed to return to the courtroom and Judge John Atkins continued her hearing until October, saying a motion for her to be evaluated at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center will be considered.

According to the initial report from Kentucky State Police, the occupants of a trailer on Princeton Road woke up on May 12th to find their home on fire. There were six people inside, including four children.

She had allegedly attempted to stab one of the victims before and was on probation for that offense.

The six counts of attempted murder and one count of arson are being pursued as hate crimes, as the Commonwealth alleges the incident was racially motivated.