Second Marion County Inmate Dies After Suicide Attempt
A Hannibal man who attempted suicide last week while housed in the Marion County Jail has died.
Sheriff Jimmy Shinn reports that 50 year old Charles Whitley died Saturday at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Whitley was found hanging in his cell about 11:45 p.m. May 15th. He was unresponsive and was taken first to Hannibal Regional and then to Blessing.
Less than 48 hours later, 37 year old Timothy Brokes also hanged himself in his cell. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
While Whitley and Brokes did not mingle with the general inmate population, they were in adjoining cells and were able to communicate with each other.
Whitley was in jail for domestic assault. Brokes was facing charges of murder and armed criminal action.