BRISTOL –Police say a man found guilty of murder and sentenced to life without parole Thursday escaped from custody while still in the courthouse and was quickly recaptured.
A jury found Tyrice Halliburton guilty in a 4-year-old murder case that inspired a proposed law aimed at making tenants safer. The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole soon after, and a WSBT reporter at the scene says that's when he made a run for it. He never made it out of the building.
Halliburton is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Sheena Kiska -- a mother of two -- to death in her Bristol apartment in March of 2008 during a burglary. He was arrested nearly 3 years later.
Sheena's family is pushing for a new state law allowing tenants worried about their safety a way to break their lease.
Halliburton will be formally sentenced on May 17th.
WSBT has a reporter following this story. Stay with us for updates.