Inmate hangs herself in Yakima County Jail

  • Wed Oct 10th, 2012 6:52pm
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Associated Press

YAKIMA — An inmate in the Yakima County Jail hanged herself early Tuesday with a bedsheet tied to her bunk.

Coroner Jack Hawkins ruled the death of 27-year-old Sheena Totus of Wapato a suicide.

She had been booked into jail Friday on misdemeanor traffic offenses.

The jail’s Scott Himes told the Yakima Herald-Republic Totus was placed alone in a cell because she wasn’t getting along with other inmates. She was found hanging 13 minutes after she was last checked.

The jail has more than 600 inmates.