Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan: An Alternate Ending Edward LeClair

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Mar 25 2023 • 31 mins

Edward LeClair, aged 57, was on trial in Denton, Texas for five counts of sexual abuse. While being read his conviction, he chugged an entire bottle of water in the courtroom.

LeClair was then transported to a holding cell and later when checked on by the bailiff was found unconscious. Emergency services were immediately called and LeClair was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In this episode of Body Bags, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and special guest co-host Dave Mack discuss LeClair’s crimes, his decision to take his own life, sodium nitrate, what it does to your body, and more.

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Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:17 - Background

4:45 - Sentence for going after a minor

6:30 - The bottle of water

9:45 - LeClair’s decision to take his own life

11:50 - Would he have been allowed in with his own bottle of water?

14:55 - What substance was in the bottle?

17:50 - Sodium Nitrate

20:50 - What does Sodium Nitrate do to your body?

25:00 - Other times Sodium Nitrate has been used and what the toxicology tells us

28:15 - Can you reverse the effects of poisons? Could LeClair’s death have been prevented?

30:10 - Wrap up

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