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Missouri inmate uses eyeglasses to cut his throat

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a northeast Kansas man is dead after using his eyeglasses to cut his throat while jailed in western Missouri.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/Tyx4O1) reported that Eugene A. Hilliard was unresponsive when a deputy found him Saturday morning at the Clay County Detention Center. Sheriff Bob Boydston says the 46-year-old Ottawa, Kan., man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hilliard is suspected of breaking a portion of his eyeglasses. The initial report is that he created a sharp edge by rubbing the glasses on the concrete wall or floor.

Hilliard had been in the detention center since Tuesday. He was moved to a segregated cell after other inmates learned he was being held on first-degree statutory sodomy charges.

Boydston says Hilliard showed no signs of depression.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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