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Archive for Monday, September 10, 2012

Ottawa man jailed in Missouri uses eyeglasses to cut his throat

September 10, 2012

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— Authorities say a northeast Kansas man is dead after using his eyeglasses to cut his throat while jailed in western Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reported that Eugene A. Hilliard was unresponsive when a deputy found him Saturday morning at the Clay County Detention Center. Sheriff Bob Boydston says the 46-year-old Ottawa, Kan., man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hilliard is suspected of breaking a portion of his eyeglasses. The initial report is that he created a sharp edge by rubbing the glasses on the concrete wall or floor.

Hilliard had been in the detention center since Tuesday. He was moved to a segregated cell after other inmates learned he was being held on first-degree statutory sodomy charges.

Boydston says Hilliard showed no signs of depression.

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password 2 years, 3 months ago

can't see the first comment - but it must have been stupid or out right mean.

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