A California judge returned to work Monday, less than one week after being attacked by a murder suspect in her courtroom.
A Lodi police detective fatally shot 29-year-old David Paradiso on Wednesday after he left the witness stand and lunged at San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Cinda Fox with a handcrafted 6-inch metal spike.
Fox was treated and released from the hospital after getting stitches for stab wounds on her neck and left forearm.
Fox said Monday that she owes her life to Det. Eric Bradley.
While she said her physical wounds are healing, she says she prefers not to talk about the emotional toll of the experience.
Fox is the judge who has been hearing the case of a teenager that is said to have been tortured in a Tracy home for several months.