A Texas man accused of five counts of kid rape kicked the bucket after a jury sentenced him and he chugged a jug of fluid in the court, his legal counselor said Friday

A Texas man accused of five counts of kid rape kicked the bucket after a jury sentenced him and he chugged a jug of fluid in the court, his legal counselor said Friday

Edward Leclair, 57, started drinking from a plastic water bottle filled with what appeared to be clear liquid, lawyer Mike Howard said.

Edward Leclair, 57, started drinking from a plastic water bottle filled with what appeared to be clear liquid, lawyer Mike Howard said.

Howard said after I looked over and noticed him drinking and his hand was shaking

Howard said after I looked over and noticed him drinking and his hand was shaking

Leclair was a former navy mechanic and corporate recruiter and was indicted 2 years ago on 5 counts of sexual assult .

Leclair was a former navy mechanic and corporate recruiter and was indicted 2 years ago on 5 counts of sexual assult .

The conviction came after 3 and a half hours of deliberations.

The conviction came after 3 and a half hours of deliberations.

The office of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner will ascertain the manner of death.

The office of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner will ascertain the manner of death.

A request for comment was not immediately answered by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Denton County Sheriff's Office.

A request for comment was not immediately answered by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Denton County Sheriff's Office.

When the jury return on Friday they notified of Leclair's death

When the jury return on Friday they notified of Leclair's death