Tampa Murder-Carjacking Suspect Attempts Suicide

TAMPA -- A man suspected in a deadly carjacking tried to take his own life at a jail in Hillsborough County...

Last week, James Hanson Jr was charged with first degree murder for the death of Matthew Korattiyil.... after taking his car to get away following a bank robbery in the Tampa suburb of Valrico. Tuesday morning, Hanson tried to hang himself on a basketball goal in the jail recreation area using a sheet he sneaked out of his cell.

A deputy discovered Hanson, brought him down and performed CPR.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, condition unknown.

The 39 year old Hanson has a lengthy criminal record. He just got out of Florida State prison July 2nd after serving time for armed robbery.

Photo Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

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