Death of man found in Pennsylvania jail cell ruled suicide - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

UPDATED

Death of man found in Pennsylvania jail cell ruled suicide

Posted: Updated:

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man charged with two armed bank robberies who was found dead in the Allegheny County jail killed himself.

The county medical examiner's office said Monday that 39-year-old Joel Velasquez-Reyes died at about 8 p.m. Saturday after hanging himself. His death was ruled suicide.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2sGxWEx ) that Velasquez-Reyes was scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday. He was facing various charges including robbery, conspiracy and gun violations.

Police say he took $9,500 from a bank at gunpoint in April and $14,500 from another bank in May.

The newspaper said the death was the third at the jail since April. Allegheny County police are investigating.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Jury pool narrowed in Hamad Capital murder trial

    Jury pool narrowed in Hamad Capital murder trial

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:24:43 GMT

    After four days of questioning potential jurors in the Capital murder trial of Nasser Hamad, the court has narrowed the jury pool to 40 individuals. From this group a total of 12 jury members are expected to be seated by the end of the week to hear the case, along with four alternates. The judge, defense and prosecution will go through the process of selecting jury members by exercising peremptory challenges, where they can object to up to three proposed jurors without needing to ha...

    More >>

    After four days of questioning potential jurors in the Capital murder trial of Nasser Hamad, the court has narrowed the jury pool to 40 individuals. From this group a total of 12 jury members are expected to be seated by the end of the week to hear the case, along with four alternates. The judge, defense and prosecution will go through the process of selecting jury members by exercising peremptory challenges, where they can object to up to three proposed jurors without needing to ha...

    More >>
  • "Stop On Red", theme for School Bus Safety Week

    "Stop On Red", theme for School Bus Safety Week

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:10:50 GMT

    This is school bus safety week, a time set aside to raise awareness of the laws that keep children safe while getting off or getting off the bus. 

    More >>

    This is school bus safety week, a time set aside to raise awareness of the laws that keep children safe while getting off or getting off the bus. 

    More >>
  • Water clean-up closes Warren's STEAM academy Wednesday

    Water clean-up closes Warren's STEAM academy Wednesday

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:08:45 GMT

    Classes are canceled Wednesday, October 18 at Steam Academy in Warren. 

    More >>

    Classes are canceled Wednesday, October 18 at Steam Academy in Warren. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms