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Mistrial overturned after accused killer breaks free from court

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago June 07, 2013 Jun 7, 2013 Friday, June 07 2013 June 07, 2013 9:52 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

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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