A man who had just been sentenced to serve a prison term, has reacted by doing doing serious harm to himself.
The man identified as Jason Binkiewicz, has killed himself.
The Ohio man who drunkenly shot another man in the face jumped to his death Friday, leaping out of a courthouse window just moments after he was handed a 13-year prison sentence.
According to NY Daily News, Binkiewicz,a 42-year-old, broke free from officials ushering him out of the Jefferson County courtroom Friday morning after his sentencing hearing.
WTOV reports that the attempted murderer fell from the third floor and died.
It’s not clear how he was able to escape from the guards’ grasp.
Binkiewicz was found guilty earlier this year for a November 2015 shooting in Newtown. Police said he was drunk when he went to Ronald Horton’s home and shot the man in his jaw.
Horton said Binkiewicz opened fire for no reason, while defense attorneys insisted the shooting stemmed from a drug deal.
Binkiewicz had gone to Horton’s home to buy heroin and crack cocaine, he told police, and fired on Horton because only the homeowner shot at him.
Horton admitted to using drugs — but said he never sold any of them and did not try to shoot Binkiewicz.
Binkiewicz fled the scene with a friend who was waiting outside and spouted off the story about how the alleged drug dealer tried to shoot him. He later told the same pal that she lied about Horton having a weapon.
The gunman was arrested and charged with attempted murder and felony assault.
A jury found him guilty last month.