A 28-year-old Oregon man charged with murdering his mother’s partner and an unrelated man escaped from court late last month, and footage of the escape has just been released.
Ed Villalobos was in court on February 27 to stand trial for allegedly stabbing his mother’s partner in April 2021 and then allegedly stabbing another man two hours later before leading police on an hours-long pursuit, the Daily Mail reported. Courthouse cameras show Villalobos being walked into the courtroom before a sheriff’s deputy pats him down and removes his wrist and ankle restraints, per Oregon law, as the suspect waits patiently.
“When it comes to removing the restraints, that’s what Oregon law requires us to do,” a Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told KATU.
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Once the shackles were removed,
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