Man Charged in HOA Deaths Commits Suicide

By Associated Press | 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say an inmate charged with killing two members of a homeowners association has committed suicide.

Louisville Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton says Mahmoud Yousef Hindi was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell around 3:55 p.m. on Saturday.

Bolton said workers performed CPR on Hindi, who was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

According to court records, Hindi admitted shooting and killing 73-year-old David Merritt and 69-year-old Marvin Fisher during a meeting of the Spring Creek Homeowners' Association at Springdale Community Church in eastern Jefferson County.

Officials say Hindi, a former doctor, was not on suicide watch and was alone in his cell.

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