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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – (WARNING: THE VIDEO ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED DISTURBING TO SOME)

An Ohio man accused of setting a fire that killed a 10-year-old he was accused of raping and her grandparents jumped to his death inside the Mahoning County Courthouse Monday.

According to Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene, Robert Seman, 63, was in court for his final pre-trial hearing inside Judge Maureen Sweeney’s chambers.

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After the hearing ended, Seman, who had a leg restraint on one leg but no handcuffs, jumped over a railing on the fourth floor. He landed 75 feet below in the rotunda and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff Greene said it was common procedure to not have Seman in handcuffs.

 

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Article Courtesy of WEWS News 5 Cleveland

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Video Courtesy of WKBN-TV Youngstown and YouTube

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