Grand jury reviews deaths at state mental hospital

PUEBLO — A Pueblo grand jury is investigating recent deaths at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.

Denver’s KMGH-TV first reported on the investigation Tuesday and District Attorney Bill Thiebaut confirmed it to the Pueblo Chieftain in a story published today. He wouldn’t say whose deaths are under review.

Three people have died at the hospital in the past four years, including one who committed suicide and another who died after being restrained.

Colorado Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough said she couldn’t comment.

On Monday, the department released a report requested after the deaths. It described how staff can avoid restraining patients and recommended that the hospital develop a suicide prevention plan.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Manager

    Girardi's Towing, IncHeavy Haul, LLCCrane and Rigging Inc....

  • Colorado Mesa University Opportunities

    CMU Athletics Bus Drivers: CMU Athletics is establishing a pool of quali...

  • Engineering

    Chief Engineerfor Limelight Hotel, Aspen.This role will oversee all phys...

  • Chef

    SEEKING Exceptional opportunity in Montrose, Colorado! Seeking a with adva...

  • Assistant Manager

    Join us as anAre you a highly organized people person who ...

  • Cnas

    Larchwood Inns is now accepting applications for night shift CN...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2016 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy