Teen dies after being found unresponsive in jail cell

Emmanuel Earl Baines, 18, was pronounced dead at Oak Bend Hospital after being found unresponsive in his jail cell

February 15, 2010 10:32:38 AM PST
Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old inmate found unresponsive in a Richmond jail cell. Fort Bend County sheriff's spokeswoman Terriann Carlson says Emmanuel Earl Baines was found early Sunday morning by a jail deputy. With CPR in progress, Baines was transported by EMS to Oak Bend Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Baines was arrested Saturday on a burglary charge and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail Detention Center. The investigation into Baines' death is being conducted by Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Detectives along with Texas Rangers. The Galveston County Medical Examiners Office will conduct an autopsy.


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