Late Sunday afternoon, County Jail deputies found Hector Higareda, 38, unresponsive after he apparently hung himself using bed sheets in his single person cell. After failed life-saving measures, he was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later, at 5:22 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office. Higareda, who had served four months of his yearlong sentence for false imprisonment charges, was expected to be released in December (as inmates usually serve half their time). Higareda’s death was the second in the County Jail this year, and the eighth since 2011.
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