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UPDATE: Human trafficking suspect taken off life support after suicide attempt

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UPDATE: An inmate who had been placed on life support after attempting to commit suicide was pronounced dead earlier today.

According to a media release from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Dontrell Lee Peterson’s family made the decision to take him off life support on October 10.







Peterson, who had been placed on life support due to complications in his health condition after his suicide attempt, was reportedly pronounced dead at 12:11 p.m. Monday, November 11 by medical staff at University Hospital.

He had been booked into the Bexar County Adult Detention Center on two warrants for Aggravated Assault of a Child and Trafficking of Persons.

Peterson allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl from Houston, brought her to San Antonio for sex, and sexually assaulted her twice before leaving her by the side of the road.







You can read our original story on Peterson here.

Per standard procedure, the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division, Internal Affairs, and the Public Integrity Unit are investigating Peterson’s death.







Converse PD has also been notified as is standard protocol, based on the Sandra Bland Act as well as the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas An inmate suspected of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl from Houston was rescued after he attempted to commit suicide yesterday afternoon while in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center.

According to a media release from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, a Detention Deputy interrupted the suicide attempt around 2:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Sources with MySA say 35-year-old Dontrell Peterson, who has been Charged with trafficking of a person and aggravated sexual assault of a child, was discovered hanging in his cell.

The Detention Center’s deputies and medical staff immediately responded to the incident and began performing life saving measures on Peterson.

First responders were dispatched to the Detention Center and transported Peterson to University Hospital for further medical treatment.

He was reportedly placed in a medically induced coma following the suicide attempt.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said in a press conference Saturday evening that the BCSO still plans to pursue their case against Peterson.

“We still got a 15-year-old girl that was trafficked and sexually assaulted,” said Sheriff Salazar, “and that’s a heart-breaking case in and of itself.”

Texas Breaking News will update you once more information on this case is available.

Click here to read our original story on the case against Peterson.

 

 

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