Arizona Sex Offender Brain Dead After Hanging Himself in Montana Jail
A career scumbag believed to be responsible for multiple sexual assaults and kidnappings is brain dead after trying to hang himself in a Montana jail on Monday.
Phillip Humeyumptewa was found dangling from a bed sheet in his jail cell in Great Falls, Montana, just minutes after a guard checked on him.
Humeyumptewa has been a registered sex offender in Arizona since 1997 when he was convicted of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a minor.
In Montana, Humeyumptewa was convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman he met at a bar in 2009. He was awaiting a January 20, sentencing for that crime when he tried to hang it up on Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Following his arrest for the 2009 rape, two Montana women came forward saying they, too, had been raped and kidnapped by Humeyumptewa.
But wait, there's more.
While in custody in Montana, Humeyumptewa was charged with -- you guessed it -- sexual assault and kidnapping for a 2001 attack of a Phoenix woman.
Humeyumptewa's currently a vegetable, and he'll likely remain that way until he dies, which could come sooner rather than later.
The county attorney's office in Great Falls filed a motion yesterday to reduce Humeyumptewa's bail and release him to his family so they can decide when to pull the plug. The motion also will make sure the county's off the hook for this creep's medical bills.
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