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'East Coast Rapist' Suspect Attempts Suicide in Jail

Aaron Thomas suffers only slight injuries, returned to jail later
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2011 6:04 AM CST

(Newser) – The man accused of being the East Coast Rapist tried to hang himself in his jail cell yesterday, but suffered only minor injuries, reports the Hartford Courant. Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday for a series of rapes dating back to 1997, was taken to a local hospital, but returned to jail later in the day. The newspaper also reports that Thomas was wanted by the IRS for failing to pay more than $11,000 in taxes. (Read more Aaron Thomas East Coast Rapist stories.)

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