Teen’s Death Under Investigation After Apparent Suicide in BSO Jail

first_imgOfficials with the Broward Sheriff’s Office are investigating the apparent suicide last weekend of a teenager who was being held at the Main Jail.They say 17-year-old Sonny Rugani, of Coral Springs, had been cleared and released from a mental health hospital two and a half months ago.However, just before 4 a.m. last Sunday, a detention deputy who was doing a routine physical check of inmates, discovered that the teen had tried to hang himself. Deputies and the jail’s medical staff then provided medical assistance.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported Rugani to a hospital, where he died Wednesday afternoon.Coral Springs police had arrested the teen on June 1 on grand theft and burglary charges, according to the sheriff’s office. As he was being arrested, he threatened to take his own life, and was then taken to University Hospital & Medical Center under the Baker Act, until he was released by medical staff on June 12. At that point, Rugani was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing.The sheriff’s office says he stayed at the Broward Juvenile Detention Center until he was adjudicated as an adult, and was taken to the Main Jail on June 25. Although he had been cleared by medical professionals two weeks earlier, the jail’s medical staff decided to place Rugani on suicide watch as a precaution.After two days, he was transferred to general population housing. Officials say that during his two-month stay at the jail, Rugani did not show suicidal tendencies, and took part in daily educational and juvenile Life Skills programs.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Boyczuk sink Leafs with OT winner as BV edges Nelson 3-2

first_imgSam Swanson opened the scoring for the Hawks which took a 1-0 lead after one period.The teams exchanged second period goals. Austin Lindsay evening the game before Spencer McLean regained the lead for Beaver Valley, scoring with five minutes remaining in the frame.Leafs took the play to Beaver Valley in the third, out shooting the Hawks 22-6 in the period.Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap finally solved Hawks netminder Conner Schamerhorn with 18 seconds remaining in the game to send the contest into overtime.The shots in the game were even at 38-38.Schamerhorn registered the win for the defending KIJHL champs.The game was the final regulation clash between the two teams, with Beaver Valley, now leading the Murdoch Division by seven points over Castlegar, taking the season series 4-3-1.The teams now meeting in the first round of the best-of-seven Murdoch playoffs beginning in the middle of February. When the Nelson Leafs meet the Beaver Valley Nitehawks later this month in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs, hockey fans are in for a treat.Jacob Boyczuk scored at 3:32 of overtime to give the Hawks a thrilling 3-2 victory Tuesday night in Fruitvale.The contest was the second time in as many games Beaver Valley has defeated the Leafs.However, both of those games were one-goal affairs, setting up what promises to be a tight Murdoch semi final series.last_img read more