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Raleigh murder suspect commits suicide in jail, officials say

Posted March 25

Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda

— The 18-year-old man charged with the murder of another man who was found dead near a Raleigh greenway killed himself in jail, officials said.

Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda was placed in the Wake County Detention Center on after he was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the murder. Jail officials said Lara-Pineda was found unresponsive in his cell just before 6 p.m. on March 22.

Emergency medical and life saving procedures were initiated immediately by Wake County Detention Center detention officers and medical staff as well as the Raleigh Police personnel.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Police charged Lara-Pineda with the death of Fredys Odilo Del Cid Ramos, 28, who was found in a wooded area in the 3200 block of Calumet Drive. Authorities said he was strangled.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also put a detainer on Lara-Pineda, who came to the U.S. from El Salvador, authorities said.


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  • Linda Tally Mar 27, 1:14 a.m.
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    Wonder who "helped" this kid kill himself. This wasn't likely a solo act.

  • Ed Ray Mar 26, 2:12 p.m.
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    Would much rather have my tax dollars spent on protecting our First Family than this scum.

  • Jeffrey Derry Mar 25, 2017
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    well said Norman Lewis #secureourborders #deport #illegals Yet another murder committed by an illegal immigrant against another likely illegal immigrant and the liberals continue to whine about enforcement of Immigration laws?

  • Brenda Lawrence Mar 25, 2017
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    Speaking of wasting taxpayers' money, I read the secret service just asked for another 60 million to provide security for Ts family. Guess where they are right now? Skiing in Aspen, CO. And they
    only required 100 agents! And another million a day for her majesty who is too good to move to the WH. And let's not forget the millions spent on parties at Mar-a Lago. Why can't T and his family stay in the WH and serve the people as he was elected to do? It's beyond disgusting. Don't mention taxes to me, please.

  • Ed Ray Mar 25, 2017
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    Cool another on glad to see that they are saving us tax payers money.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Mar 25, 2017
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    He took the honorable way out. When you mess up, admit it.

  • Brenda Lawrence Mar 25, 2017
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    You bring up a very good point, Janet.

  • Janet Ghumri Mar 25, 2017
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    This is the second jailhouse suicide in the last few days. Has there been a change in the system? Just seems odd that these would be so close, and both by young offenders.

  • Benjamin Throop Mar 25, 2017
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    MS-13 again... Children wanting to be part of something bigger than themselves, longing to belong, and willing to commit crimes despite their upbringing. I feel for the parents of both these men. This is gang warfare, folks, and its getting bigger in NC every year despite our best efforts.

  • Rick Fetter Mar 25, 2017
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    This is what I call a self solving problem. Justice served with little expense to taxpayers.