Jermaine Bell: Shocking video shows Florida man puffing BLEACH and collapsing in court before verdict

MIAMI, FLORIDA: Disturbing video has surfaced showing a man drinking an entire cup of bleach and collapsing in court as he awaits sentencing on the armed robbery charges against him. Jermaine Bell, 38, managed to get hold of a cup of bleach and drank it down when he was found guilty of armed robbery on Tuesday, November 22.

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The defendant was seen collapsing almost immediately before being rushed out of the courtroom on a stretcher. Bell reportedly served three years in prison after posing as a courier and pulling a gun on employees at the Millennium Engine Plating plant at 600 W 84 Street in Miami on December 2, 2018. Those who witnessed the incident in court on Tuesday were stunned as to how Bell got the poison. Currently, his relatives are demanding accountability.

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“I see him drinking something that’s not right,” Reverend Jerome Starling, a relative of Bell, told WPLG Local 10 News. “His lawyers let him drink it. Corrections make him drink it. All of a sudden I see him collapse. And I said how this could happen. This shouldn’t happen to people in custody at all,” Starling added. Bell was seen in the video dressed in a suit before drinking from what appeared to be a white disposable cup. An officer approached the Miami-Dade inmate and ordered him to spit the liquid into a garbage can. However, a defiant Bell continued to drink from the cup until he finally sat down and collapsed.

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While it’s still unclear what happened just after he collapsed, Bell was taken away on a stretcher by paramedics moments later while wearing an orange jumpsuit. Bell’s cousin, who filmed the video of him swallowing the bleach, told the news publication that she immediately tried to help him. “I was the only one who jumped up and tried to help him,” she said. “[It’s] very emotional for the whole family. We thought we were going to lose Jermaine that day,” she added. Bell was later revealed to be in stable condition at the hospital, but it is still unknown how he managed to obtain the bleach in court. members are demanding answers as to why no one intervened while he drank the product. That said, the Miami-Dade County Corrections and the Miami-Dade Police Department are jointly investigating how Bell got his hands on the poison and who gave him the cup.

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MEAWW previously reported how a man accused of murdering and dismembering his date with the help of his girlfriend slit his throat in court during his trial while proclaiming his girlfriend’s innocence. Aubrey Trail, 52, allegedly suffocated and dismembered 24-year-old Sydney Loofe in November 2017 with the help of girlfriend Bailey Boswell. Trail then jumped to his feet during the proceedings on June 24, 2019, and stabbed himself in the neck with an unknown object. Before stabbing himself at Saline County District Court in Nebraska, he reportedly yelled, “Bailey is innocent and I curse you all.”

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