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Woman kills herself in jail cell

on March 10, 2013 1:30 AM

McKEESPORT (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say a woman who had been arrested on a charge of public drunkenness hanged herself in a Pittsburgh-area jail cell.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office says the 52-year-old woman was found unresponsive in the McKeesport police station at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Police and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her, but she was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.

After an autopsy Saturday the medical examiner’s office determined the woman killed herself.

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