Roy Moore stabbed himself in court trying to act out a murder

When he wasn’t prowling the local mall, accused child molester Roy Moore spent the late 1970s and early 1980s working as an assistant district attorney in Etowah County, Alabama. During that time, Moore prosecuted a murder case, and during the trial, he accidentally stabbed himself with the murder weapon.

Law & Crime resurfaced the incident on Wednesday. Moore reportedly faced the jury, wielding a knife, to demonstrate how the murder went down. He thrusted the knife towards his body, but forgot the part of acting out a stabbing where you stop short of shivving your own flesh, cutting his clothing and himself. At the time, radio host Paul Harvey shared the story with his national audience and referred to Moore as “the prosecutor who stabbed himself in court.”

Moore’s battle with the inanimate object continued after the jury failed to reach a unanimous conclusion. During a second trial, Moore attempted to pick up the knife, and accidentally cut himself with the blade. The other attorneys in the room reportedly laughed. A judge later placed a sign in the courthouse forbidding Moore from handling weapons.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Moore, who loves carrying deadly weapons on the campaign trail, would be expelled from Congress if he were to win the December 12 election for Senate. Five women have accused Moore of sexual assault or harassment when he was in his 30s and they were minors.

[h/t: Tim | photo: Getty]