Murder suspect who escaped from Broward courthouse proclaims innocence on Facebook

Dayonte Resiles. Image AP
Dayonte Resiles. Image AP

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A murder suspect who gained national notoriety by dashing from a courtroom and escaping for six days is proclaiming his innocence on a recording posted to Facebook.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Saturday that 22-year-old Dayonte Resiles said in the recording “I never committed murder a day in my life.” The recording was recently posted on a Facebook page.

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Resiles escaped July 15 from the Broward County Courthouse. He says he spent the six days trying to find information that would clear him of the 2014 killing of Jill Halliburton Su, who was found dead in her suburban Fort Lauderdale home.

He also cited a possible death sentence for his escape.

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Prosecutors say DNA ties Resiles to the killing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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