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.

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

Boys’ lawyers gave no comment about the courtroom incident.

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.

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