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Second suicide in a month at central prison

 

A 26-year-old convict was found hanged in his cell on Thursday morning, reports said.

The man had been jailed for 12 years for killing his sister by hitting her over the head more than 50 times with a laptop in the family’s Nicosia home in January 2012.

He was found guilty of manslaughter. The 26-year-old killed his sister following an argument at their home in Latsia. Some three hours after the killing he called police and gave himself up.

The family – a quadriplegic mother, her daughter the victim who had a congenital condition limiting mobility to her lower limbs, and the killer son – were all under psychiatric observation and were receiving help from social services.

Their mother was upstairs in bed when the attack took place at around 4.30am. At the time, the Cyprus Mail learned that the brother had stopped seeing his psychiatrist and taking his medication six months previously.

On July 18, a 42 year-old man who was in prison awaiting trial on charges of arson, fixed for September, also committed suicide in his cell.

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