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The Custodial Death of Kelli Page in Coryell County Jail is Ruled a Homocide

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

English: The Courthouse Gatesville, Texas, Uni...

English: The Courthouse Gatesville, Texas, United States. The courthouse and surrounding historical district were added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 18, 1977. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On October 8, 2017, 46-year-old Kelli Leanne Page died following an altercation with jailers in Coryell County Jail in Gatesville, Texas. On December 6, 2017, news was announced that Ms. Page’s custodial death has been ruled a homicide. According to Coryell County Justice of the Peace Coy Latham, who pronounced Ms. Page dead, no criminal charges have been filed. Texas law states that even if a death is ruled a homicide that happened because of another person’s actions, criminal activity is not necessarily involved. Latham will set a court date for a formal death inquest before Christmas. The inquest will be held in open court, Latham said. In the meantime, investigating entities are allowed to withhold information regarding the custodial death pending an inquest.

On the day of the fatal incident, Ms. Page had begun banging on her cell with a hairbrush and screaming. Officers opened her cell and found that she was combative. They used various means in an attempt to restrain her. Ultimately, they handcuffed her with her hands behind her back. Allegedly, during the altercation, a jailer struck her on her face. She was also struck with a fist. After the handcuffs were on, Ms. Page was turned onto her left side; and detention officers noticed that she wasn’t breathing or moving. She was given CPR and transported to a nearby hospital by Coryell County emergency medical services. A short time later, however, she was pronounced dead.

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An Inmate in Coryell County Jail in Gatesville, Texas, Dies After an Altercation with Jailers

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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English: Christina Crain Unit Español: Unidad Christina Crain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Coryell County Jail in Gatesville, Texas, Kelli Leanne Page, a 46-year-old female inmate, died on Sunday morning, October 8, 2017. She reportedly “slipped out of consciousness” after a scuffle with two jailers. The two jailers who were allegedly involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave. In the meantime, there is an investigation into the incident being conducted by the Texas Rangers F Company.

According to Mark Wilcox, Coryell County Chief Deputy, at about 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, jailers responded to Page’s cell because she had been banging and beating on her door. The jailers first tried to subdue Page verbally. When this was unsuccessful, a standard-issue pepper spray was used on Page. This reportedly failed to stop her commotion.

The jailers then entered the cell, after which an altercation immediately began. Authorities say Page managed to secure a pair of handcuffs from a jailer. One of the jailers suffered non-life threatening injuries during the altercation. Page lost consciousness after being restrained.

The jailers tried to give Page CPR. This was continued by the county emergency medical services a short time later, but the effort was unsuccessful. Coryell County Justice of the Peace Coy Latham pronounced Page dead. Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas will perform an autopsy.

The jailer who was injured received medical attention at Coryell Memorial Hospital and was later released.

This is the second time an inmate has died in a correctional facility in Coryell County this year, the first being the custodial death of Shana Tedder, who died following an altercation with a fellow inmate at Crain Unit, a female prison.

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