Inmate Dies in Joe Arpaio's Towers Jail
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The latest inmate to die in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails is 47-year-old Felix Martinez-Torres.
"No suspicious circumstances are suspected in this case," the Sheriff's Office says in a statement.
Torres was found sitting upright but unconscious in his cell early Sunday morning.
CPR was performed, but after being transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital, Torres was pronounced dead.
MCSO says Torres' family members told detectives that he "had a history of medical issues," and his cause of death will be determined through an autopsy.
Torres had been in MCSO custody for less than a week after being arrested on charges of driving on a suspended license and failing to appear in court.
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See the statement released by the MCSO on the next page: