MURDER SUSPECT DIES Bluefield Murder Suspect Found Dead In Cell
Reported by: Associated Press
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Also Contributing: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Oct. 3, 2012 8:16 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 4, 2012 9:21 AM EDT
Photo Courtesy Of The Bluefield Daily Telegraph
, West Virginia
Police say a man accused of killing an elderly Bluefield man and wounding the victim's wife apparently committed suicide in his cell.
State police Cpl. A.P. Christian tells media outlets that Don Adams, 54, of Bluefield hanged himself with his shoestrings.
Christian says a Bluefield police officer found Adams unresponsive in an isolated cell at the city jail Wednesday afternoon. He says Adams had been cooperative and gave no indication that he was a suicide risk.
Adams was awaiting transfer to the Southern Regional Jail following his arrest Tuesday. He was charged with fatally shooting John Watson and wounding the victim's wife, Monika Watson, during a robbery.
A Bluefield man is behind bars accused of murdering an elderly man.
Donald Adams, 54, is charged with first degree murder.
Police say Adams killed 79-year-old John Watkins and shot his wife Monica Monday night on Burton Street.
Monica underwent surgery at a Roanoke hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.
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