By Gina Yarbrough
San Diego, CA–A 35-year-old inmate found unresponsive on the floor of his cell on May 30 at the San Diego Central Jail died from acute water intoxication, and the manner of death was suicide, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Lester Marroquin, a Los Angeles resident, was alone in his cell and ingested a deadly quantity of water. Deputies and medical staff immediately performed life-saving measures until relieved by fire department personnel. Marroquin was pronounced dead at the facility. There was no evidence of foul play, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The Medical Examiner’s Office determined Marroquin’s “chemistry panel was significant for decreased levels of sodium, chloride, and potassium consistent with acute water intoxication.”
Marroquin was booked into custody by the San Diego Police Department on December 18, 2020 and was in custody for the charges of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of battery with serious bodily injury, obstruct and resist executive officer, and vandalism less than $400.