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For the first time in more than 10 years, an inmate has committed suicide at the Marion County Detention Center.
The incident occurred at approximately 8 a.m., Monday, May 27.
A fellow inmate found Victor Aaron Mattingly, 36, of Springfield unresponsive in a bathroom. The staff attempted CPR, and called Marion County EMS, according to Jailer Barry Brady, who was out of town when the incident occurred.
Brady said the jail’s staff, the inmates and Marion County EMS personnel handled the situation very professionally.
“They did what they could to try and save his life,” Brady said after reviewing the surveillance camera footage Monday morning. “The way they handled it was textbook.”
Kentucky State Police are currently investigating the incident.
An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Monday.