Attorney: Woman’s Handgun In Carry-on Honest Mistake

DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM) – The attorney for the 65-year-old woman who brought a gun through security in her carry-on Wednesday says it was all a mistake.

65-year-old Judith Kenney was arrested Wednesday morning when she boarded the American Airlines plane after she managed to pass through security with a .38 caliber handgun.

Her attorney, Gary Redman, says she carries the gun for protection in a computer bag and simply forgot it was in there.

Redman says Kenney forgot the gun because she was working late the night before her flight.

The incident delayed 10 flights, and the checkpoint was briefly closed.

Since DFW airport is located in both Tarrant and Dallas Counties, it has yet to be determined which County D.A. will get the case.

Kenney’s attorney says he wants the case to go to the Grand Jury in either county.  He  believes the Grand Jury will see this as a simple mistake by a woman with no criminal history.


One Comment

  1. THE Kevin Fillingim says:

    Aren’t we always taught that ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law? If she gets off without any jail time, then the entire system is a joke.

    As for which county should have jurisdiction, here’s an idea. Figure which terminal she was it when the final check was made. Overlay the county maps on top of a map of the airport. The one that contains that terminal gets the case. Either way, this “genius” of a woman needs to be in jail, she is a danger.

    1. Don Johnson says:

      Every case should be judged on its merit . Because security was somewhat lax in the beginning, they will ,make an example of her because of this. And we all sometimes forget to leave our guns at home.

  2. Tina Collins says:

    She is a an attorney who is a guardian over those who have dementia!!!! She needs to be investigated or declared incapacitated!!! Where was she going and on what business??

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