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Prisoner attempts suicide, declared brain dread

By Ashlie Rodriguez, Reporter
Published On: Aug 03 2013 08:45:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Jan 15 2014 10:47:20 PM CST

A man has been declared brain dead after attempting suicide in prison.

EL PASO, Texas -

A man has been declared brain dead after attempting suicide in prison.

Daniel Leyva, 27, was found Friday, hanging from a metal hook inside the Doña Ana County Detention Center.

He used a piece of his uniform as a noose. Officers tried to perform CPR but he was declared brain dead at an el paso Hospital.

Leyva was being held on a felony charge of non-residential burglary. 

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