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Mentally Ill Inmate Dies

June 9, 2006

Disabled jail inmate dies after attack in cellblock
June 9, 2006

A disabled inmate died Thursday of injuries suffered in an attack at the Marion County Jail on Tuesday.
James Barr, 54, who used a wheelchair, was pronounced dead at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after the attack in critical condition.
Another inmate, James Caldwell, 28, reportedly admitted to the attack when he was interviewed by Marion County sheriff's investigators.
A coroner's report said Barr was pulled from his wheelchair and his head was slammed on the floor of a mental health cellblock. Investigators said Caldwell attacked Barr after Barr rolled over Caldwell's foot.
Sheriff's deputies were planning to submit a report on the death to the Marion County prosecutor, who will decide whether Caldwell should face charges in Barr's death.

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