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Hartland's Case plunges to death at County Jail

by TSchmitt
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 08:46 am

A Hartland man who had mental health issues plunged to his death yesterday at the Niagara County jail as he was being transported to a state prison.

50-year-old Harold Case of Carmen Road climbed atop a railing and jumped two floors, all after leaving a suicide note in his cell. Case dove headifst and died from injuries sustained in the fall.

Case was in jail after being recently convicted for sexually assaulting a woman in Lockport back in March of 2011. Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour said it was the first suicide in the jail in three years.


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