NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Queens man accused of abducting his niece was in court Friday on kidnapping charges.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, Ramel Robinson, 29, was out of control in the courtroom Friday.
Two lawyers refused to represent him after he threatened to spit in their faces, Cornell reported.
A third agreed to take the case after court officers put a mask on Robinson’s face.
Robinson also threatened to spit on the judge, Cornell reported.
He has been charged with kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child.
Nijaey Hilton, 5, was seen leaving her apartment on East 112th Street with Robinson around 10:30 Tuesday night.
Prosecutors said he ignored calls telling him to bring the little girl back home.
Hilton was found in good condition with Robinson Wednesday afternoon in front of the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Robinson was ordered held without bail.
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