Child Rapist Drinks Poison as Verdict Is Read

American News Aug 15, 2022 5:03 PM
Edward Leclair was convicted on five counts of child sexual assault and guzzled a mysterious liquid as each “guilty” verdict was read.
Edward Leclair, a convicted child rapist, died on Thursday after guzzling a mysterious liquid while his guilty verdict was being read in a Denton, Texas court.The Washington Post reports that Leclair was convicted on five counts of child sexual assault and, in the courtroom, quaffed from a water bottle while “guilty” after “guilty” count was read in succession.Leclair’s lawyer, Mike Howard, said, “I looked over and noticed him drinking. His hand was shaking. At the time, I thought it was shaking because of the verdict. Then he kept drinking and drinking.“Howard said Leclair faced a very stern sentence of up to 100 years. The child rapist had been free on bond before the verdict but was escorted to a holding cell after he was deemed guilty.According to CNN, Denton County Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck, said the drink looked “cloudy,” and “Our investigator noticed him chug the water. He told the bailiff he might want to go check on him. The bailiff did. He was unconscious in the holding cell.“Defense Attorney Howard …

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