Saturday, April 25, 2009

Woman commits suicide in jail

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a female inmate at the Bay County Jail committed suicide.

The sheriff's office reports that the 26-year-old woman hanged herself some time Sunday night. Investigators believe the woman used a bed sheet to form a noose around her neck and tied the other end to the door of her cell.

The woman had previously been placed on suicide watch but was removed March 9 after showing improvement. A judge had ordered her to be transferred to Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. She was staying at the jail until room at the hospital became available.

The woman had been at the jail since Jan. 25, when she was booked on a robbery charge.

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