Jacob Stockdale, Whose family was featured on “Wife Swap”, allegedly made a great escape from a mental hospital ahead of his upcoming murder trial.
Stockdale, who pleaded not guilty to insanity for the murders of his mother and brother and is set to go to trial next month, twice failed in his attempts to escape the institution … according to his treatment staff.
In court docs by TMZ, during a hearing on Stockdale’s ability to stand trial, Staffdale’s first escape attempt came in November 2019, when he allegedly tried to hide among a stack of books in a mental hospital library. To which he was trying, to the employees concerned. To find a way out of the building.
Stockdale allegedly tried to escape again a month later … staff say that this time he tried to mix with a group of people who were out the door.
Ty GrahamOne of Stockdale’s attorneys, TMZ explains … Stockdale was not charged with attempting to escape.
as you know, Stockdale case Is horrific … Back in 2017, he was arrested Shot dead His mother, Kathryn, And his younger brother, James. Stockdale then shot himself in the head, but he survived months of reconstructive surgery.
The Stockdale family appeared in 2008 as “Wife Swap” … and they are remembered for living for it strict rules And is highly religious.
Stockdale’s trial date has been set for January 26 and he faces life in prison if found guilty.