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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Md. inmate dies after hanging attempt

By Washington Post editors

An inmate of the Frederick County Adult Detention Center died Friday of cardiac arrest following a hanging attempt in the medical unit, according to police, The Gazette reports.

William J. Hanlin, 21, of Myersville, was found hanging from a bunk bed with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck at 11:55 a.m. Friday, according to the Frederick County sheriff's office.

Correction officers removed the sheet from Hanlin's neck, but he was unconscious and unresponsive. They attempted CPR, and called for emergency personnel to assist, according to the sheriff's office.

Hanlin was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hanlin was arrested Wednesday, charged with possession of marijuana, other unspecified drugs, paraphernalia, obstruction and possession of a false prescription. He was being held on $10,000 bond.

By Washington Post editors  | July 12, 2010; 10:37 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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