King County jail death: suicide by hanging
Monday, September 12, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- The King County medical examiner's office says a 49-year-old man found dead in his King County Jail cell committed suicide by hanging himself.
The Seattle Times says (http://bit.ly/nnq574) jail records show Domenic Vittone of suburban Des Moines was booked into the jail Sept. 6 for investigation of criminal contempt, failure to appear and theft.
Jail Cmdr. William Hayes said the man was found unresponsive Monday during a routine security check and declared dead about 20 minutes later.
An investigation is planned.
Hayes says this was the second suicide this year. A 29-year-old man killed himself in May at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com