Mistrial overturned after accused killer breaks free from court
PLAQUEMINE- In a late decision, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower judge's mistrial after a man, accused of murder, broke out of court and made a run for it Thursday afternoon.
Akeem Gailes was on trial for a shooting at a Mardi Gras parade earlier this year where a man was killed.
Investigators said Gailes was able to unlock his holding cell and bolt away. He was caught about thirty minutes later.
Gailes returns to court Friday.
News 2 will have more on how Gailes escaped starting at 5 p.m.
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