Nevada prison inmate dies in Las Vegas days after apparent suicide attempt in cell in Ely

Sad news from Ely, again someone died there:

From: The Republic:

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Last Updated: January 26, 2012 – 3:43 pm

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say a 44-year-old Nevada prison inmate has died at a Las Vegas hospital, days after he was found unconscious with a bed sheet around his neck in his cell in Ely.

The Clark County coroner said Thursday that William Ellis Jenckes Jr. was pronounced dead early Tuesday at University Medical Center. A cause of death is pending the results of blood toxicology tests.

State prisons spokesman Steve Suwe (SOO-ee) says Jenckes was found alone in his cell Jan. 15 and taken to a hospital in Ely before he was flown by medical helicopter about 250 miles to Las Vegas.

Jenckes was serving 20 years to life in prison on a murder with deadly weapon conviction in Clark County. He had been sentenced in December 1985.

Full link to story:
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d9a5d94f092441b98b15f6e1298cf712/NV–Prisoner-Death-Nevada/

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