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 June 10th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara releases name of jail inmate who committed suicide Thursday morning
 
The 52-year-old St. Lucie County jail inmate who hung himself to death in his jail cell Thursday morning was Thomas Wilson (DOB 1/28/59), of 2108 Avenue I, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

Detectives were able to notify Wilson's relatives this morning. The name had been withheld pending notification of relatives.

The Fort Pierce Police Department arrested Wilson May 28 for burglary of a conveyance, theft, criminal mischief and termination of pre-trial supervision on a drug paraphernalia possession charge.

Thursday morning, he ate breakfast in the cell in which he was confined. Shortly after that, a deputy heard someone rattling the bars on a cell. The deputy approached Wilson, who was not moving.

Then the deputy saw that Wilson had hung himself and cut the inmate down. Deputies began CPR, but they were unable to revive him. St. Lucie County fire-rescue workers pronounced Wilson dead at 7:05 a.m.

An autopsy Thursday by the Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a suicide consistent with hanging.

Wilson had ripped a small strip from his jail-issued blanket and used that to hang himself. * * *

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