a Tennessee The death row prisoner cut off his own penis and slit his wrist with a hidden razor after asking prison officials to put him on suicide watch, according to his lawyer.
Henry Eugene Hodges, who is on death row for the 1990 murder of a telephone repairman, had a bloody meltdown earlier this month. He reportedly did this on a food package.
A death row prisoner cut off penis, wrist on a food package earlier this month, prison officials say
His lawyer, Kelly Henry, explained that prison staff refused to give him a special package because he was one month short of the required six months of good conduct. The Associated Press,
A corrections officer decided to stop her from feeding him in an attempt to stop the foul smelling stool around his cell, prompting Hodges to cut his wrist with a razor hidden in his cell at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute in Nashville. Told.
Henry Eugene Hodges, 56, a sex-obsessed ‘gay’ triple-murderer on death row, slashed his penis with broken glass and razor blades after being denied a special food package.
A deep desire for revenge after being sexually abused as a child. https://t.co/kBWBrEgTUt:
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Thereafter, he was reportedly asked to be put on suicide watch at the jail hospital.
However, a “high-ranking” prison officer told the nurse treating Hodges that he was molesting him and that he could be placed on suicide watch when he returned to his cell.
It was here that he later cut off his own penis.
Doctors reunite Hodges member, prison officials need to increase their restraint
According to his lawyer, doctors were able to miraculously reattach his penis to a hospital before he was sent back to prison, where he remained restrained and confined to a thin mattress on a concrete block.
He was initially placed in four-point restraints, but was able to free his arm and rip his catheter, allowing officers to put him in six-point restraints, she told the AP.
He eventually agreed to take his medication before returning to four-point restrictions, although he has not been allowed to leave his bed or walk. He has also gone on hunger strike.
His lawyer said Hodges had previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder of mixed type with psychotic episodes.
“He needs competent mental health care. Certainly the prison can find a place to keep him where he doesn’t pose a danger to himself or others and doesn’t have to be tied up like an animal,” she told the AP.
Hodges is on death row for killing telephone repairman, chemical engineer in two separate murders
Henry said he needed to speak to general counsel Debbie Inglis, who is on leave. The Tennessee Department of Corrections did not immediately return a request for comment to the AP.
In 1992, Hodges was sentenced to death for the May 1990 murder of Ronald Bassett.
He was also convicted of another murder in Georgia, where he murdered a North Carolina chemical engineer in an Atlanta hotel.