Iraq war vet accused in homeless killings dies while awaiting trial – CNN.com


(CNN) — An Iraq war veteran accused of fatally stabbing four homeless men in Southern California is dead, authorities said Friday.

Itzcoatl Ocampo, 24, was pronounced dead the previous afternoon at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, according to the Orange County Sheriff\’s Department. He had been sent there Wednesday from Orange County Jail, where he had fallen ill while awaiting trial.

Deputies noticed Ocampo \”shaking and vomiting\” in his solitary cell \”and immediately summoned medical attention,\” the department said.

via Iraq war vet accused in homeless killings dies while awaiting trial – CNN.com.

 

UPDATE

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — A murder suspect accused of murdering four Orange County homeless men and two others died after swallowing Ajax in his single-man cell.

 

Eyewitness News has learned Itzcoatl Ocampo asked for cleaning supplies and was given a bottle of Ajax by a deputy before he became ill.

The incident raises serious questions about how well Orange County jail deputies were supervising Ocampo, who had mental health issues, his attorney Michael Molfetta said.

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