Sunday, September 7, 2008

Updated: Sheriff's Office releases name of dead inmate

By TaMaryn Waters
Democrat Staff Writer

Calvin Torres, 27, died today in the Leon County Jail after having a medical emergency and losing consciousness when he was being escorted to the medical unit for court-ordered DNA testing.

According to the sheriff's office, Torres lost consciousness at about 1:30 p.m. Medical staff at the jail performed CPR and used a defibrillator on him.

He was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Torres had been an inmate at the jail since Oct. 25, 2007, where he was serving time on charges of possession of cocaine 1,000 feet of a church, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The cause of death is under investigation, according to reports. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow morning. At this time, the report said the "initial indications appear Torres died of natural causes."


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