SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Authorities say the man suspected of killing a Sacramento police officer is under an around-the-clock watch after officials say he injured himself in his cell.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tess Deterding said Monday that 45-year-old Adel Sambrano Ramos banged his head against a bed frame Sunday morning. He was treated at a hospital but returned to the jail 12 hours later.READ MORE: 81 Pounds Of Meth, 11 Pounds Of Fentanyl Tablets Found After CHP Pulls Over Speeding Car
Prosecutors still expect him to have his first court appearance Monday afternoon.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Pushes Full California Public School Reopening by Fall As Many Districts Resist
He faces a murder charge that could bring him the death penalty in last Wednesday’s killing of rookie Sacramento police Officer Tara O’Sullivan. He’s also charged with attempting to murder her training officer.
The sergeant says deputies stopped Ramos from harming himself further. He’s now in a barren cell where he doesn’t have access to any items that could be used to hurt himself again.MORE NEWS: Prosecutor: Kristin Smart Was Killed During 1996 Rape Attempt
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