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Sun, June 16

Inmate dies in second jailhouse suicide attempt

A Colorado man charged in the shooting of his estranged wife in a Kingman parking lot last summer died Wednesday afternoon after a suicide attempt last weekend in his Mohave County jail cell.

James Anthony Mymern died around 2:20 p.m.

from injuries he suffered when he attempted to strangle himself with medical gauze early Saturday.

The bandage was used to wrap his leg, which he had fractured during a previous suicide attempt, Kingman Regional Medical Center spokesman Marty Cowan said.

Mymern had been kept in the medical wing at the jail.

He suffered the broken leg in October when he jumped from the second tier at the county jail.

Mymern, 56, who had been listed in critical condition since Saturday, was being held without bond in the shooting of his 37-year-old wife, Patsy Mymern, at Smith's grocery on Stockton Hill Road store in July.

He had been charged with attempted first-degree murder and faced three felony counts of aggravated assault.

Patsy Mymern told police she had been stalked by her husband during a month-long separation.

Police said Mymern had confronted her in the grocery store parking lot before the shooting.

Patsy Mymern suffered numerous gunshot wounds and was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center, and then airlifted to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

She was released about two weeks later.

Mymern, of Commerce City, Colo., also had been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

He had been accused of attempting to hire his former cellmate at the jail to beat up his wife's boyfriend once the cellmate was released from custody.


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