Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, October 23 2014 Oct 23, 2014 Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:35:29 AM CDT October 23, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say a man who tried to hang himself in the Jennings jail earlier this month has died.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities said Wednesday that 26-year-old DeJuan Brison died Tuesday. They haven't released the cause of death. His family has called for a federal investigation and says the father of four was not suicidal.

Brison was arrested Oct. 1 in a domestic violence case. He was transferred to Jennings on a warrant for failing to appear in court.

Brison told police on Oct. 4 he was about to have an asthma attack but paramedics said he was healthy. A jailer found him injured about 40 minutes later. Police say he tried to hang himself using sheets.

 

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