Arapahoe County inmate found hanged in cell |

Arapahoe County inmate found hanged in cell

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – A 21-year-old inmate is dead after being found hanged inside his cell at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility.

Sheriff Grayson Robinson says Jeffrey Wayne Purcella of Aurora was hanging from a bedsheet Sunday morning about 40 minutes after he was seen chatting with other inmates.

Court records show that last month Purcella had pleaded guilty by reason of insanity to attacking a relative in his parent’s home two years ago.

Robinson says the death is being investigated. He says jailers knew of no problems with Purcella’s conduct or any recent behavior to suggest he was a risk to himself.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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