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BREAKING NEWS: Local Inmate Attempts Suicide

on April 8, 2012 - 2:08pm

A woman incarcerated in the Los Alamos County Detention Center apparently attempted to commit suicide in her cell overnight.

“We had a suicide attempt in the jail last night of a young lady,” Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “We called for an ambulance just after midnight and she was initially transported to Los Alamos Medical Center and subsequently transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe.”

The 28-year-old Los Alamos woman was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of battery on a healthcare worker and criminal damage to property at Los Alamos Medical Center – both felonies, Purtymun said, adding that she was arrested in November on a District Court warrant for failure to comply with conditions of the court.

At a District Court hearing Thursday, the woman was denied a motion for release.

Police are not releasing details of the suicide attempt pending an internal investigation, Purtymun said.

The woman remains in the intensive care unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital.


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