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After guilty verdict, man slashes throat and wrists

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Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:00 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 8:00 PM
Source: KATC

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ST. MARTINVILLE- Court staff and prosecutors watched a man attempt to kill himself with a small razor blade after being found guilty of sex crimes Thursday.

Authorities said Robbie Frith, 57, slit his throat and both of his wrists just as the court was about to remand him into custody, KATC TV reported. The station said Frith stood up, and slashed his body.

People were in the courtroom during the ordeal, but the jury had already been excused. Frith apparently said he was going to kill himself.

Frith could spend the rest of his life in prison for five counts of aggravated incest. Each count carries a minimum sentence of 25 years.

Frith was taken to the hospital. A crisis team responded to counsel people who watched the event unfold.
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