FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Footage Of A Courtroom Shooting?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows authentic footage of a woman shooting her daughter’s killer in the courtroom.

Verdict: Misleading

The claim is inaccurate. The video is from a film depicting the story.

Fact Check:

During a court proceeding in a Las Vegas courtroom a man jumped over the bench and attacked the judge, The New York Post reported. After the judge denied a request for probation the defendant leapt at her.

A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, purports to show a video of a woman firing a sidearm during a trial. The video shows a woman in a trench coat walking into the back of a courtroom and pulling a pistol from her pocket before shooting several shots past the camera.

The caption reads, “On March 6th, 1981, Marianne Bachmeier fatally shot the man who k*lled her 7-year-old daughter, right in the middle of his trial.”

The claim is misleading. While the events did happen, this is a scene from a film called, “No Time for Tears: The Bachmeier Case”. A longer version of the scene shows the actress walking through the halls of the court house and into the courtroom. The camera placements clearly reveal that this was a staged film set. (Did Times Square Billboards Call Ceasefire Anti-Semitic?)

Marianne Bachmeier did avenger her daughter in a courtroom, according to The U.S. Sun. Backmeier’s daughter was abducted and murdered by a man named Klaus Grabowski. The U.S. Sun reported that on March 6, 1981 Bachmeier walked into the courtroom during the trial and used a Beretta 70 shot Grabowski.

This is not the first time misinformation was shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim Saudi Arabia and Qatar supported strikes on Houthis.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter