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Man slashes own throat in court after incest verdict

Robbie Frith after attempted suicide in courtroom (Source: KLFY) Robbie Frith after attempted suicide in courtroom (Source: KLFY)
Robbie Frith (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) Robbie Frith (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. MARTINVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

After being convicted on five counts of aggravated incest Thursday, a 57-year-old St. Martinville man cut his wrists and throat with a concealed razorblade inside the courtroom.

Robbie Frith is convicted of sexually assaulting five juveniles from 2009 until 2011.

An investigation was initiated on November 5, 2011 in reference to the alleged sexual assault of two juveniles. During the investigation, three additional juveniles came forward saying they were sexually abused by Frith. He was initially charged with aggravated incest and aggravated rape.

According to KLFY in Lafayette, Frith was out on bond before the court hearing and apparently snuck a small razor blade in. There were many people in the courtroom when it happened.

"He stood up and made the comment that he was not going to jail and produced a small razor blade and attempted to kill himself. I immediately saw how severe his injuries was to his left wrist. I took my tie and applied pressure to the wound," said Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars.

Officials say Frith seems to be in stable condition and will remain in custody.

Frith faces a minimum of 125 years in prison, 25 for each count of aggravated incest. 

His formal sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2014. 

The St. Martinville Police Department is investigating the incident.

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