Attorney will no longer represent inmate after attack

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An attorney who authorities say was attacked by his client will no longer represent him.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says Mark Dublino stood up during a meeting with his attorney, Joe Terranova, and attacked him. The attack happened on Friday morning at the Erie County Holding Center, they say.

Dublino was set to be sentenced on Monday after striking his ex-girlfriend and her friend multiple times with a sledgehammer. He later also attacked his ex-girlfriend’s father. He had been convicted of attempted murder, attempted burglary, aggravated criminal contempt and assault. He faces 75 years in prison.

Terranova was relieved of his duties representing Dublino on Monday. He was seen with noticeable bruises on both of his eyes that day.

On Monday, Terranova said that he hopes Friday’s incident will inspire changes to keep attorneys, psychologists and other visitors safe while at the holding center.

Dublino was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, but it will take place at a later date instead. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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