Feb 1, 2014 11:03 AM by Associated Press

No foul play in death of a Phoenix jail inmate

PHOENIX (AP) - An inmate who died last year while in Maricopa County sheriff's custody died of natural causes resulting from complications of a stomach ulcer.

That's according to a Maricopa County Medical Examiner's report released Friday.

Toxicology tests showed a low amount of methamphetamine was found in 47-year-old Felix Martinez Torres' system, but the drug didn't play a role in his death.

Torres died last Oct. 6 after being found unconscious in a cell at the Towers Jail in Phoenix.

He was given CPR by jail staff members and Phoenix Fire Department paramedics and rushed to a Phoenix hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Arizona Republic reports that Torres was in jail on charges related to failing to appear in court and driving with a suspended license.


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