Katie Holmes Randomly Shows Up at Murder Trial
Wanted to support her friend, the prosecutor
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2013 3:47 PM CST
Actress Katie Holmes appears backstage at "12-12-12" The Concert for Sandy Relief, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Images)

(Newser) – A murder trial in Queens yesterday had an unexpected visitor watching the courtroom proceedings: Katie Holmes. Holmes showed up during the trial of Li Hangbin, who is accused of shaking his baby girl to death in 2007. The New York Times mentioned her appearance briefly in its article on the trial, and the two sentences were spotted by Vulture. Holmes' publicist says she knows the prosecutor, Leigh Bishop, and attended to watch her. "She was there supporting her friend who is the prosecuting DA," Holmes' rep tells the New York Post. She left after opening arguments.

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Jan 13, 2013 8:26 PM CST
I'd question Ms. Holmes judgement in possibly assisting her "friend", the prosecuting DA in a criminal trial. That should be filed as an issue immediately after the trial ends as attempting to unduly influence the judgement of the judge (and possibly the jury?).
Jan 11, 2013 9:47 PM CST
Ya, Newser...very disappointing title there. Making a story where there isnt one.
Jan 11, 2013 8:46 AM CST
The headline is a manipulative lie. You're better than this, Newser.