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RPSO: Jasmine Anderson tried to kill herself in RPSO jail, revived

Published: Jul. 25, 2019 at 10:31 AM CDT
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Sheriff William Earl Hilton has confirmed to News Channel 5 that Jasmine Anderson, 24 of Alexandria, tried to commit suicide in the Rapides Parish jail on Thursday morning.

Anderson was arrested by the Alexandria Police Department on Tuesday for second-degree murder in connection to the death of her daughter, 5-year-old Audrey Chelette, last week. According to police, Anderson brought the little girl to the emergency room dead last week.

Sheriff Hilton tells News Channel 5 that Anderson tried to hang herself in her cell. He told us that the attempt happened just two minutes after her cell was checked.

"She was flatlined when I got there," said Sheriff Hilton. "Our medics and Acadian Ambulance did everything to bring her back. She left here with a good pulse."

The sheriff said Anderson was taken to a local hospital. There is no word yet on her current status.

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