The victim was 9 when the abuse started and she was in court to testify against the former cop. He was already retired when he started abusing the child.
Lori drank the poison as soon as he was convicted of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation but nobody noticed he had poisoned himself until he was taken from the court to DeKalb Jail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It was at the jail that deputies learned that Lory had consumed a poisonous liquid and they immediately rushed him to Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was treated for poison after he drank the unidentified liquid from an over-the-counter vitamin bottle on Thursday.
Lory, who was arrested in December of 2014, will be sentenced later. He faces two life sentences plus 40 years.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution.