- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DENVER (AP) - An inmate at a Denver-area jail hanged himself one day after being released from suicide watch.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1SHnmFE ) that 38-year-old William Soper was removed from life support Friday, five days after he was found hanging in his cell. He is the second man to kill himself in the Adams County jail this year.

Soper was arrested after an hours-long standoff in Thornton in November. He was charged with assault, menacing and retaliation against a victim or witness. The charges were dismissed by prosecutors on the day he died.

Soper’s mother says he had a history of mental health issues, including schizophrenia.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Jim Morgen said Monday that Soper hanged himself during a 25-minute window between staff checks on April 17.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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