Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sheriff: No foul play suspected in death of Matthew Laurin

 Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn told the Joplin Globe foul play is not suspected in the hanging death of Matthew Laurin, 20, Springfield, who pleaded guilty earlier this week to the murders of Bob and Ellen Sheldon, owners of the Old Cabin Shop in Carthage:

Dunn said there is video surveillance of the pod of cells where Laurin was being held and no foul play is suspected. He said Laurin had given no indication of being suicidal and was not under a suicide watch by jail staff.

“I do know that shortly before 9 o’clock today, he was talking to our counselor and was asked the question: ‘Are you contemplating suicide?,’ and he said, ‘No,’” Dunn said.   

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