Prisoner attempts suicide, declared brain dread

He used a piece of his uniform as a noose.

Ashlie Rodriguez, Reporter
POSTED: 07:45 PM MDT Aug 03, 2013    UPDATED: 09:47 PM MST Jan 15, 2014 
EL PASO, Texas -

A man has been declared brain dead after attempting suicide in prison.

Daniel Leyva, 27, was found Friday, hanging from a metal hook inside the Doña Ana County Detention Center.

He used a piece of his uniform as a noose. Officers tried to perform CPR but he was declared brain dead at an el paso Hospital.

Leyva was being held on a felony charge of non-residential burglary.