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Accuused murderer in Florida who escaped from courthouse apologizes to judge

September 11, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Accuused murderer in Florida who escaped from courthouse apologizes to judge

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An alleged murderer suspect in Florida, who spent six days on the run after fleeing from a courthouse, told the judge that he went on the lam because he needed to gather evidence for his trial and hopes the judge doesn’t take it personally.

Dayonte Resiles wrote a one-page statement apologizing to the judge who was commanding the courtroom that he skipped in July.

“I hope you don’t take it personal because, your (sic) one judge that I have great respect for,” the 22-year-old wrote in his letter to Judge Raag Singhal, NBC Miami reported.

Resiles, who is charged with stabbing and killing of a Florida woman in 2014 during a home intrusion — claimed that he felt forced to leave so he could collect evidence for his forthcoming murder trial.

The letter read: “When I escaped, my whole reason was to gather enough info on my case to prove my innocence.”

“I felt I was at a dead end with nowhere to turn to. I tried to appeal to everyone to prove to them I was innocent, but my voice went unheard,” he added.

The accused murderer managed to get his way out of his handcuffs inside the Broward County Courthouse on July 15th and ran out of the door.

Law enforcement officials spent six days on the hunt for the escaped inmate before discovering him at a West Palm Beach Days Inn. He was arrested again without incident.

It is not clear what the man did during his almost week of freedom. However, Resiles called the venture a success in his message to the judge.

“Safe to say now, I have received enough attention and people will believe in my innocence,” he declared, without describing what the evidence was that he was on the search for.

Resiles is facing murder charges for the slaying of Jill Halliburton after he broke into her Davie, Florida residence, stabbed her to death, and proceeded to burglarize the home.

If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.

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