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La Salle County inmate dies after being found hanging in his cell

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

A man  in the La Salle County Jail for drugs was found hanging in his cell.

38-year-old Jason Watson of Streator tried hanging himself with a bed sheet November 16 according to La Salle County Sheriff Tom Templeton. Watson was found alive and was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center before being flown to Peoria. He was pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center three days later.

Templeton says an investigation was done and all the proper procedures were followed by jail staff.

Watson was arrested November 5 for allegedly dealing heroin while living at the Streator Housing Authority complex.

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