Texas Pedophile Dies After Drinking Liquid from Water Bottle as Jury Read Guilty Verdict for Child Sexual Assault

Sex offender Edward Leclair died in a holding cell after drinking an unkwown liquid during his trial, according to Denton County Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck. (Frisco Police Department)

A Texas pedophile died this week after drinking a mysterious liquid from a water bottle as a jury found him guilty of child sexual assault, officials said.

Edward Leclair, 57, was on trial in Denton, Texas, for five counts of sexual abuse and had been free on bond until the verdict Thursday.

“As these verdicts were being read, he chugged a bottle of water he had at [the] counsel table,” Denton County Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck told CNN Friday, adding the liquid seemed cloudy.

“Our investigator noticed him chug the water,” Beck said. “He told the bailiff he might want to go check on him. The bailiff did. He was unconscious in the holding cell.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Rich Calder