Next month he'd have been in jail for one year, incarcerated since last July on charges of 2nd-degree murder of Sierra Bouzigard.

Photo: CPSO - Blake A. Russell

Sometime between bedcheck last night and 5 AM this morning, 32-year-old Blake A. Russell ended up in a mop closet, where he was found hanging by the neck.

The ambulance was called to the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison, Russell was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Foul play is not suspected, the cause of death is unknown, the investigation goes on.