An Iowa prison inmate who attempted suicide earlier this month was taken off life support last week. According to the Department of Corrections, 38-year-old Jeffrey Lee Larson was discovered in his cell at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center on May 7th.
He was found unresponsive with a belt around his neck attached to a steel bar in a window frame. Larson was taken to University Hospitals in Iowa City and placed on life support. His family requested that life support be discontinued last Friday.
Larson was serving time for a second-degree murder conviction out of Bremer County and assault causing injury of a peace officer. Larson pleaded guilty to charges that he killed his mother, Pamela Burns, in August 2003. Prosecutors said Larson hit Burns in the head several times with a baseball bat. The two lived together in a home in Waverly.