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Hillsborough jail inmate commits suicide, Sheriff's Office says

A Tampa man hanged himself early Tuesday in the Falkenburg Road Jail, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

Regalado Rosa, 34, was arrested by Tampa police Saturday evening on a domestic violence charge, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was assigned to the infirmary and placed on observation with orders to be checked by detention deputies every 15 minutes. Late Monday night, Rosa was placed on 30-minute watches, the Sheriff's Office said.

Everything was normal when Rosa was checked at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. But at 3:15 a.m., a detention deputy who was doing a routine check saw Rosa sitting on the floor. Deputies entered the cell and found a towel around Rosa's neck, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital.

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