COLUMBUS: Authorities say a 26-year-old man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife is on life-support after hanging himself in a central Ohio jail last week.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Thursday that prosecutors have dropped charges against Angel Benitez because he is “brain dead” following the suicide attempt Sept. 17.
Benitez was found in the cell that morning with a bedsheet around his neck.
Police say Benitez met with an undercover Columbus police officer May? 13 and planned a “murder for hire” of his wife. He was arrested and accused of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.