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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Friday December 1st, 2017 :: 01:00 p.m. CST
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Inmate commits suicide in jail

Dec. 1, 2017 – An inmate awaiting trial on a capital murder charge committed suicide by hanging himself at the Harris County Jail on Thursday night.

Maytham Alsaedy, 26, was found hanging by a bedsheet in his cell on the second floor of the 1200 Baker Street jail facility just before 11 p.m. after a detention officer noticed that Alsaedy had covered his cell window with newspaper.

Alsaedy was not breathing when the detention officer entered his cell and removed the bedsheet from his neck.

Jail medical staff immediately began efforts to revive Alsaedy, who was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Medical Center.

He was pronounced dead at 12:06 a.m. on Friday.

The incident is under investigation by Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit and the Sheriff’s Office of Inspector General. The suicide has also been reported to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

An autopsy is being performed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science
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Alsaedy was awaiting trial for the February 2015 capital murder of Kella Bracken, 22. Alsaedy previously confessed to killing Bracken, who was found stabbed to death in her own vehicle in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 6200 block of E. Sam Houston Parkway.

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Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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