Unreal: Child Predator Poisons Himself as Verdict 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 said Leclair started vomiting “shortly after entering the holdover cell,” and that emergency services were called.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that Leclair was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in 2016. The child had posted a personal ad on Criaglist and solicited the meeting but said Leclair raped her when they met and drove to a nearby hotel. Two years later the girl’s mother called police on Leclair and he was arrested. His trial began on August 8 and he was out on a $30,000 bond.

DA Beck said, “He was very much either dying or dead,” when the bailiff found him and now the Texas Rangers are investigating this “in-custody death.” Tarrant County Medical Examiner forensic  pathologists are performing an autopsy.

The Jurors were informed of Leclair’s death on Friday and the judge told them it was not their fault.

Original Article: https://thepostmillennial.com/convicted-child-rapist-guzzles-poison-as-verdict-read-in-texas-court

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12 comments

  1. He is exactly where he should be. And the county is spared the expense of having to feed and clothe him, medical attention and dental care for the rest of his miserable life. A win-win….

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      He will be there a long time, forever, and he will not like it there at all! But he will have plenty of company., probably including some of his victims. Before you scoff at this, here is something ytou should think about: How many persons that you once knew, who have since died, and whom you have received an answer to your question: What happened to you thr moment AFER you died, and Where are you now?

  2. Now he can go before God for final judgement of him.

  3. Coward to the end. Victimized a helpless child then couldn’t face the consequences of his actions. The world is better off without people like this. History has shown that these sorts of people are incapable of rehabilitation and would only hurt another child if given the chance. What is most disturbing is the push from the left to normalize this behavior even to the extent of claiming victim status for those who victimize others. Let God judge his soul as we can only judge to the extent that we can not allow predators to walk among us.

    • Don’t you remember a lot of republicans–rednecks are inbred—so don’t blame the left you idiot –blame the Republican right!!!

      • Carri, I feel so sorry for you and the way you think about “Republicans”. Rednecks are part of all political parties and you behave worse than any of them would ever think to behave. Grow up and try your best to get an education.

  4. Good! Now he’s burning in the Lake of Fire, in hell, for eternity! I love good endings!

  5. good. he saved the taxpayers a ton of money

  6. What are you spewing about???

  7. I wonder how he got the poison……

  8. He likely knows how the inmates treat child molesters in prison. Good-by to trash he saved us tones of monie.

  9. Completely agree!! And yes! The left is ruining this country! The way they try to normalize this sick and depraved evil! Carrie likes to live with her head in the sand! I say good riddence to anyone that thinks sex with a child is normal!!

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