Bexar County Inmate Dies Two Days After Attempted Suicide


Bexar County Detention Center - Courtesy of Bexar County
Courtesy of Bexar County
Bexar County Detention Center

The Bexar County inmate who attempted suicide on Oct. 19 died two days later, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate was identified as 27-year-old Anthony Luna, who was being held on a domestic violence charge.

A Bexar County deputy initially intervened when he found Luna after he had attempted to hang himself in a bathroom stall in the booking area of the jail. Luna was transported to Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, where he died at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. The exact cause of his death has yet to be determined.

This is at least the second suicide in Bexar County Jail this year. Earlier this month, a 36-year-old inmate facing a murder charge was found dead in the jail from an apparent suicide.

Five inmates committed suicide in the Bexar County Jail in 2016 — including four who died within the span of a month. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards “didn’t find any issues” when they conducted a surprise inspection of the jail after the first suicides.

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