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Convicted sexual offender escapes from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court after verdict arrives
|Contributor||Brandonius Maximus |
|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Jan 31, 2012 01:38pm|
|Author||Leslie Williams, The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune |
|Media||Newspaper - New Orleans Times-Picayune|
|News Date||Tuesday, January 31, 2012 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A 32-year-old man convicted Monday in a brutal sexual battery case walked out of Criminal Court at Tulane and Broad and remains at large. "It's never happened in a trial that I've been involved in," said his attorney J.C. Lawrence, who has been practicing criminal law for at least three decades. |
Teddy Magee simply walked out the courtroom door after the verdict was announced. "I told him not to leave," Lawrence said. "He did not listen."
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office sent out a news release announcing Magee was at large after escaping from the courthouse.
A jury convicted Magee after evidence indicated he went to the 4100 block of Encampment Street in October 2010 and forced his way into the victim's bathroom. He proceeded to punch, kick and strangle her, then sexually assault her, "causing massive trauma," according to the district attorney's news release.
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