The man accused of murdering Samantha Koenig was arraigned in court on Wednesday, but the event quickly crumbled in disruption. Israel Keyes, the man believed by the APD and FBI to have abducted and slain the 18-year-old barista, lept over the railing that separated him from the rest of the courtroom. It was as though he aimed to run through the courthouse doors to escape, but there is really no telling. It doesn't seem like a smart move on anyone's behalf to do something so brash, but then again, look what he's in custody for in the first place.
It took six people to restrain Israel Keyes after he was tasered in Wednsday's incident, and the audio clip heard here shares it all. One woman is heard shouting for authorities to kill the man accused of abducting and murdering 18-year-old Samantha Koenig.
It's reported that the man was restrained prior to the event, but was released from his handcuffs to attend the arraignment. However, a U.S. Marshals spokesperson said that Israel Keyes broke out of his leg shackles at one point.
This is proof that Israel Keyes, at the least, is a high flight risk. He may or may not be guilty of slaying the young woman, but his behavior is less than acceptable for the proceedings of this trial.
Do you think Keyes was attempting to flee? James Koenig, the father of the slain missing woman, is also in jail on recent charges pertaining to assault, so it's possible that he could have wanted to get out of whatever trouble he has waiting for him on the "inside." However, police are probably well aware of this and the chances of James Koenig and Israel Keyes being in a cell or facility together, unsupervised, are slim to none.
Another option to consider is the insanity defense. Israel Keyes may very well be acting out as a way to seem "unfit to stand trial." This would greatly affect the outcome of his murder trial.
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