A man waiting for a jury verdict in his child molestation trial has walked out of the Jackson County courthouse shortly before the jury walked into the courtroom with a conviction. When Richard Heckenlively is returned to the courtroom, he could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Heckenlively has a previous record. Court records say that in 19-90 he pleaded guilty to child molestation and three related counts in the state of California.