Accused cop-killer smears his own feces on face to stop jury selection in court

Travis Boys stands accused of murdering a police officer in New Orleans in 2015. During jury selection on Wednesday, the proceedings were abruptly ended when Boys used his own feces as face paint.

Charged with the first-degree murder of New Orleans Police Officer (NOPD) Daryle Holloway, Boys was in criminal court all morning, until the afternoon break.

After the break, Boys, 35, reportedly returned from the bathroom and began rubbing feces in his face.

He’d concealed the excrement in a napkin, then, according to WDSU, smeared it on his face, head, and mouth in front of a pool of potential jurors.

Breaking: Disturbance in Holloway murder jury selection by Travis Boys ends jury selection for the day. @wdsu

— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) October 18, 2017

Judge Karen Herman was left with no alternative but to clear the courtroom.

Boys’ lawyers gave no comment about the courtroom incident.

Travis Boys lawyers: ‘No comment, I think the situation speaks for itself.’ After their client rubbed feces on his face. More @wdsupic.twitter.com/GIDnR67f5M

— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) October 18, 2017

The 2015 killing of Officer Holloway, a 22-year NOPD veteran, occurred as he was transporting Boys to jail in his police vehicle. Boys was under arrest on an aggravated assault charge. Boys allegedly shot Holloway, then managed to escape from the vehicle, initiating a 24-hour manhunt.

Holloway, 45, had been a member of the NOPD since 1992. He was the father of three children. Boys faces life in prison if convicted of murdering him.

Judge Herman later ordered a new competency hearing for Boys. He was previously deemed competent to stand trial.

Breaking: Competence hearing set for 830am after defendant, Travis Boys rubbed feces on his face and put it in his mouth. More @wdsu

— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) October 18, 2017

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After smearing feces on his head in court, accused NOPD cop killers jury selection halted for the dayhttps://t.co/YjnXQZfCLu

— Dr. White (@RealDoctorWhite) October 18, 2017

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— The Obscurant (@theobscurant) October 19, 2017

Accused cop-killer Travis Boys halts jury selection by rubbing feces on his face https://t.co/E0plFPRc1l

— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) October 18, 2017

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