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Sex Offender Attempts Suicide in Courtroom

November 21, 2009

newsok.com (OK) : Sex offender tries to slit his throat in Norman courtroom

A convicted sex offender remained hospitalized in critical condition today after trying to slit his throat Thursday in a Cleveland County courtroom. Troy xxxxl, 43, used an X-Acto knife to cut himself after a judge revoked his probation, officials said. Undersheriff Rhett Burnett said. Lucas was able to wrestle the man to the floor, then applied pressure to his neck wound until paramedics arrived.

District Judge William Hetherington had just ordered Leal’s probation revoked and was about to sentence him to six years in prison when the incident occurred.

We, as a society will see more of this human tragedy as these draconian laws go into affect. Some barbarians of course, will welcome the death of another human because of a crime they committed. Most Americans, however, can see this as the tragedy and injustice it is.

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