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Wake County inmate found dead in cell

Posted January 6, 2014

Catena Danyelle Sanders
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— A Wake County Detention Center inmate was found dead in her cell Sunday.

Catena Danyelle Sanders, 39, of 7529 Stuart Dr. in Raleigh, was found unresponsive in her cell at approximately 6:25 p.m., the Wake County Sheriff's Office said. Detention officers performed CPR on Sanders before paramedics arrived and determined that she was deceased.

An investigation is ongoing.

Sanders was arrested by Raleigh police on Dec. 27 for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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  • monami Jan 13, 2014

    Wish WRAL would follow up on this story. What happened?

  • PDMARTIN Jan 13, 2014

    This story has been up for days. Isn't it about time they took it down

  • handylaw2 Jan 13, 2014

    Catena Danyelle Sanders died an innocent woman. Period. Innocent until proven guilty. May G-d grant her family and friends the strength to move forward during this time of horrific loss. May G-d also grant her family and friends the peace of knowing that Catena is Home and safe.

  • sandim50 Jan 7, 2014

    sure have a lot of comments, WITHOUT any known cause of death: shanked, suicide, hearth attack, renal failure. stroke, the list is endless. Shame that one so young is accused of such a major offense, but to young to die. So, let us all wait for the official facts, before taking positions on her demise and worth in life.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 7, 2014

    "The sad part is your hatred for the police and the "lie" you are propagating about them. Yet, you have nothing but heart felt sympathy for the accused who was arrested on very serious charges. Your world is mixed up!!!!
    stymieindu"

    That world is not mixed up to me. Even those accused deserve sympathy. You don't earn sympathy or forgiveness for that matter. At least thats what Jesus taught.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jan 7, 2014

    That is a sad place for anyone to pass away. My condolences.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 7, 2014

    have no idea whether this woman was guilty of anything...Leo's have a routine of charging anybody that gets in their way..an ego thing..I don't discount anything, but for this woman to die in a cold jail cell is really...really sad...

    My condolences to the family....

    wiz
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    You contradict yourself by saying you don't discount anything. You didn't discount that she may have belonged in jail but you did discount the a LEO actually could have done a good job and sarrested someone who was a danger even in an instant. Keep on bashing cops, they're tough enough to take and come help your ungreatful rear when you need it. There are a bunch of egotistical cops, but there are way more egotistical civilians

  • missdawg Jan 6, 2014

    Regardless of why this woman was in jail, it is still a tragic loss of life at a young age. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Only God can judge her now.

  • LastSon1981 Jan 6, 2014

    This is a sad situation. For the people who think we just lock up the innocent have the problem alot of people have they watch too much t.v. Instead of learning the actual law. If cops have probable cause they take you to jail. A magistrate if they agree set a bail amount. If you can make bail you can go if not you are detained. Not convicted just charged the only charges that don't get bail are domestic violence and murder

  • stymieindurham Jan 6, 2014

    I have no idea whether this woman was guilty of anything...Leo's have a routine of charging anybody that gets in their way..an ego thing..I don't discount anything, but for this woman to die in a cold jail cell is really...really sad...
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    The sad part is your hatred for the police and the "lie" you are propagating about them. Yet, you have nothing but heart felt sympathy for the accused who was arrested on very serious charges. Your world is mixed up!!!!

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