Friday, July 11, 2008

OCSD: Suspect Attempts Jailhouse Mutilation

In a more bizarre jailhouse happening, a man awaiting trial on charges of killing a couple and disposing of their bodies at sea in a plot to steal their pleasure craft tried to cut off a part of his body in jail.

According to authorities with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, suspect Skylar Deleon, 29, somehow managed to obtain a razor and "tried to saw off his penis" while in his cell.

An OCSD spokesman said the attempt was unsuccessful, however there was a lot of blood present. The suspect reportedly stopped the effort when he could not carry out the procedure on his own or was stopped by a guard.

Deleon was reportedly taken to a hospital and the body part was re-attached.

Deleon and John F. Kennedy, both prior Long Beach residents, are accused of murdering Jackie and Thomas Hawks, an Arizona couple, in November 2004 to obtain their cabin-cruiser. Deleon and Kennedy are set to go to trial later next month. Deleon's wife, Jennifer, was convicted for her role in the alleged plot and was sentenced in October to life in prison without parole.

Skylar Deleon is also accused of murdering Jon Peter Jarvi of Anaheim in December 2003 along a highway in Mexico and swiping $50,000 in cash.

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