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Posted by: Kevin Martinez
A Tennessee man escaped from jail while on trial for murder, after using a pair of scissors to remove his GPS monitor, according to the Times Free Press.
Christopher Padgett, 22, is accused of murdering a cab driver in 2012.
The prosecutors had presented their evidence and completed their case on Wednesday. The defense was set to present its case on Thursday morning, when authorities realized Padgett had disappeared.
"Mr. Padgett, are you in the courtroom?" Judge Tom Greenholtz asked on Thursday.
Greenholtz excused the jurors to return at 1 p.m. without informing them of Padgett’s escape.
Without the presence of jurors, Judge Greenholtz told prosecutors to hold a hearing to decide whether to call a mistrial or continue the trial without the suspect.
Chris Jackson, Superintendent of Felony and Misdemeanants Program for Hamilton County, told the Times Free Press that the GPS monitor had been tampered with at around 1:43 a.m.
Authorities called Padgett’s mother later that morning to inform her that her son had escaped.
Authorities went to Padgett's mother’s house to interview her and the rest of the family when he spotted the GPS device on a loveseat in the house, according to the Times Free Press.
Padgett called for taxi driver Nathan Deere and, when he got into his cab, shot Deere in the back of the head and robbed him, authorities say.
The trial will continue without Padgett on Friday at 9:30 a.m.
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