Convicted Child Molester Reportedly Commits Suicide at Arizona State Prison
|Arizona Department of Corrections|
The inmate has been identified as 47-year-old Monte McCarty. Police say McCarty was pronounced dead shortly before noon on Saturday, but declined to provide further details, citing a continuing investigation into his death.
McCarty was inmate #088624, and information from the Arizona Department of Corrections database shows that he was convicted on 18 counts of various crimes, including multiple counts of child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor. McCarty was sentenced to life in prison and admitted into the Florence complex on June 3, 2008.
We'll post an update as soon as more details on McCarty's death are available.