A PERVERT in court died after drinking a mysterious liquid in a courtroom when a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting children.
Edward Leclair, 57, didn’t drink from the water bottle until sentencing, then he “just gulped it down,” Denton’s Texas attorney general said.
During the trial of the pedophile in the 16th Circuit courtroom in relation to a victim, he was found guilty on all five counts of sexually assaulting children Thursday afternoon.
But “when those verdicts were being read, he drank a bottle of water that he had at the deliberation table,” Denton County Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck told CNN on Friday.
Describing the mystery substance as cloudy, Beck added: “Our investigator noticed that he drank the water. He told the bailiff he might want to check on him.
“The bailiff did it. He was unconscious in the holding cell.”
Leclair had been sent to a cell next to the courtroom so officers could discuss the timing of his punishment.
But he died before he could be sentenced.
Defense attorney Mike Howard explained that after the pedo was brought into the cell, “he vomited and emergency services were called.”
Sheriff’s deputies provided medical assistance to Leclair until paramedics arrived.
Howard told the Denton Record-Chronicle: “I saw him being taken out on the stretcher.
“His color and pallor didn’t look good – gray – and then he was taken to the hospital. Beyond that, that’s all I can say.”
The Tarrant County Coroner’s Office has not yet listed his cause or manner of death – which is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
The bureau said he died at 3:21 p.m. in Medical City Denton.
Howard told the Record-Chronicle everyone was “shocked” by his client’s death.
“It brings a lot of emotion with it and even more for the judges,” he added.
The water bottle and its contents are analyzed.
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