The man who committed suicide in the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez this week is an alleged child molester from Bay Point, according to the Office of the Sheriff.
The deceased inmate has been identified as 57-year-old Alexander Legaspi of Bay Point. Legaspi was originally arrested by the Office of the Sheriff on July 6, 2015. He was being held on 15 felony counts of child molestation; his bail was set at $22,000,000, the Sheriff’s Office said.
On Thursday at about 7:15 a.m. during morning recreation time, an inmate notified a Deputy that there was an inmate passed out in the shower.
The Deputy immediately responded and found Legaspi slumped over inside the shower. A bed sheet was tied to the shower frame.
The Deputy called for assistance and started CPR, and medical staff responded to the module and assisted with performing resuscitation efforts.
The Fire Department and an ambulance also responded.
Legaspi was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
An autopsy was conducted this morning. The cause of death is asphyxia by hanging, according to the Sheriff’s Office. ..Source.. by Claycord News