ATLANTA — He got out in the nick of time.
A man on trial for murder managed to walk out of a court building and disappear just before he was found guilty of killing a man.
Verlaine LaGuerre, 26, remains on the lam after walking out of the Fulton County courthouse during the the lunch break last month, and not returning to hear the verdict in bis case.
LaGuerre had been on trial for the 2011 death of star football player, Matthew Hardeman, who was shot more than 50 times.
Prosecutors said LaGuerre and Hardeman had exchanged “dirty looks” in front of Hardeman’s home and then got into a fist fight, prompting LaGuerre to later return with a pal and open fire with an assault rifle and a handgun.
Hardeman bullet-riddled, lifeless body was later found by his family in the front yard.
LaGuerre and his buddy, Prentice Baker, were sentenced to life in prison for the slaying.
Hardeman’s family told WAGA-TV that they fear that LaGuerre may come after them.