OCDA Declines to Press Charges in Jail Suicide Death
December 4, 2015
Ryan Anthony Hall got a little stab happy one unfortunate day in Santa Ana last year. The 25-year-old shanked his victim 8 times in the neck and back on a November 29, 2014 attack that punctured a lung. Santa Ana police arrested Hall for attempted murder. Once locked away at Men's Central Jail, Orange County Sheriff Deputies (OCSD) learned that their newest inmate had a troubled past. A new Orange County District Attorney report released this week details that Hall suffered from a dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A brain injury in New York triggered the onset of symptoms when he was 19, leading to two suicide attempts. Hall tried to kill himself while in custody before succeeding this April. But did sheriff deputies and other jail staff fail to do their job?