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Texas Shooting Suspect Passes Out in First Court Appearance

Ronald Lee Haskell
This undated photo released by the Cache County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 10, 2014 shows Ronald Lee Haskell. The 33-year-old man is accused of killing four children and two adults in a Houston suburb. AP

Texas Shooting Suspect Passes Out in First Court Appearance

Ronald Lee Haskell, accused of slaughtering six people in his extended family, collapsed during his first court appearance Friday as the judge read the capital murder charges against him. Court bailiffs in Harris County, Texas, caught the burly suspect in his orange jail uniform before he could fall to the ground, reported NBC affiliate KPRC.

He was wheeled out of the courtroom, but was eventually brought back in to stand before the judge. A court-appointed defense attorney said his team is trying to determine the state of Haskell’s mental health as evidence shows a “troubled” history…

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