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Bessman Okafor's medical episode clears courtroom during sentencing

Bessman Okafor's medical episode clears courtroom during sentencing

Bessman Okafor's sentencing hearing came to a halt Thursday when the convicted murderer appeared to suffer a medical episode and deputies cleared the courtroom. His attorney, Dean Mosley, said Okafor was taken to the hospital "out of an abundance of caution," but Mosley didn't know exactly what happened. A spokeswoman for the Orange County Corrections Department would not say where he was transported or elaborate on his medical condition "in the interest of security." Okafor's sentencing is expected to resume on Friday. The scene occurred while attorneys were conferring and when the jury was not in the room. Suddenly, Okafor began rocking in his...

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