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Alleged Murderer Hangs Himself in Jail Cell

Found dead in his cell, an Amarillo murder suspect hangs himself from his light fixture.

Officials with the Potter County Jail say 21 year old Marcos Portillo was cut down immediately and given first aid...but it was too late.

Portillo used torn strips from a blanket he had been issued to make a makeshift rope. Officials say he was alone in his cell and there was no signs of foul play.

Portillo had been booked on two counts of murder for what happened in the 300 block of North Lincoln.

11 year old, Severo Rodriquez and his uncle 44 year old Jesus Rubio were shot to death.

21-year old Gonzalo Portillo is still charged with tampering with evidence in this murder.

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