The attorney for an accused Orange County serial killer who died after deputies discovered he was ill in his cell said his client died after swallowing some Ajax, an industrial cleaner.
Michael Molfetta said investigators believe his client, Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo, accumulated enough Ajax for a lethal dose that he then ingested. Deputies found Ocampo in his single-man cell about 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, shaking and vomiting.
Ocampo, 25, was taken to a hospital, where he died in the intensive care unit about 1:40 p.m. Thursday.
The incident raises concerns about how the Sherriff’s Department monitors its inmates, especially someone like Ocampo who has attracted so much media attention, Molfetta said.
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