- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says a teenage inmate committed suicide in a parish jail cell.

Ackal tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1rvly1N ) the inmate, a 16-year-old boy, was found hanged in his cell after a routine check at about 11:53 p.m. Saturday.

The sheriff says the inmate was taken to a hospital by Acadian Ambulance but was later pronounced dead by medical staff.

The teenager was held in the Iberia Parish Jail after being indicted Sept. 4 by an Iberia Parish grand jury for rape. He was to be tried as an adult. The incident involving the rape occurred on July 31.

Authorities have not released the inmate’s name.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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