A 57-year-old man on trial for child sexual assault in Texas drank an unknown liquid in the courtroom and died later that day, WFAA reported Friday.
Edward Peter Leclair of Frisco was facing several counts of assault regarding a single victim, offenses that occurred over a two-month period in 2016, Denton County jail records showed, per the outlet.
He was arrested in 2018, and jury selection began Monday at the Denton County Courts Building.
According to First Assistant Attorney Jamie Beck of the Denton County District Attorney’s Office, the jury entered, sat down, and the defendant and his counsel stood up.
Moments later, Judge Lee Gabriel began reading the verdict which said Leclair was guilty on all counts.
“It’s during this process