Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reading, CA: Man suspected of killing girlfriend's baby dies after hanging himself in Shasta County Jail

A man arrested in connection with the killing and kidnap of an 11-month old boy died after the Shasta County sheriff said he tried to hang himself in his jail cell.

The Shasta Regional Medical Center said 23-year-old Christopher James McDonald was removed from life support Tuesday.

The Eureka Times-Standard reports that McDonald was arrested last week on suspicion of killing the boy, Sabastian McDonald, whose body was found on a roadside April 12. The boy was the child of the suspect's former girlfriend, and the two were not related.
Christopher McDonald attempted to hang himself in his cell on Sunday and was taken to the hospital.

The suspect's mother said he will be donating his organs.

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