Inmate falls ill, dies at San Diego Central Jail


SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 57-year-old inmate at the San Diego Central Jail died Saturday over breakfast after complaining of pain.

The death occurred about 4:30 a.m., according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Thomas Seiver.

Robert Dwayne Moniger told deputies he was not feeling well and they contacted medical staff to have him assessed, Seiver said. “Within minutes, Moniger became unresponsive.”

Deputies and medics performed lifesaving measures until San Diego Fire Department paramedics arrived and Moniger was pronounced dead, the lieutenant said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday, he said.

Moniger was booked into the jail Oct. 22 for felony vandalism, Seiver said.

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