5th accomplice charged in murder suspect’s courthouse escape


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fifth person has been charged with helping a murder suspect escape from a courthouse in Florida last week.

An arrest report released Wednesday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office said fellow jail inmate Walter M. Hart III was seen on surveillance video assisting 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles in getting out of his shackles. Resiles bolted out of a courtroom last Friday and escaped with the help of four other accomplices, all of whom have been arrested.

Hart is charged with escape and being an accessory to Resiles’ murder charge.

Resiles is accused in the 2014 stabbing death of Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida. Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.

Authorities also have boosted the reward to $50,000 for information leading to Resiles’ capture.

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This story has been corrected to show the name of the arresting agency is the Broward Sheriff’s Office, not the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.