A retired Chamblee police officer is being treated for poison that he consumed while he was hearing the verdict at his molestation trial, authorities said.
Thursday, Kelless Twohearts Lory, 58, of Stone Mountain was convicted by a DeKalb County juryof two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation, according to a media release from DeKalb County. As the jury foreman read the verdict, Lory drank an unknown liquid from an over-the-counter vitamin bottle.
He then was taken into custody and transported to the DeKalb jail.
Deputies learned at the jail that the liquid Lory consumed was poisonous. He then was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Lory will be sentenced later. He faces two life sentences plus 40 years.
Lory was found guilty of molesting a family member between July 2011 and July 2012. The victim, who testified at trial, was 9 when the abuse began.
Lory also worked for MARTA police, the release said. He was retired when the abuse occurred.