LATIMER COUNTY, Okla. – The OSBI, for the second time since Christmas Eve, has been called in to investigate an inmate death in Latimer County.
According to OSBI reports, a 45-year-old inmate slashed his own throat with a shaving razor and was rushed to a hospital where he died. Just after noon Saturday, an inmate requested a shaving razor and soap to shave.
A detention deputy then saw on video what he described as suspicious movements inside the 45-year-old man’s cell. When they went to check on him, deputies said they saw blood on the inmate and inside the cell.
The man was transported to Latimer County Memorial Hospital with lacerations to his neck and wrists. Doctors pronounced him dead just after 2 p.m., according to reports.
Latimer County Sheriff Jesse James requested OSBI investigate the death.
An OSBI agent spent the day collecting evidence, documenting the scene, and interviewing witnesses. The inmate’s name has not been released.
He was booked