Authorities say a man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington state last year has been found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide.
Rosemary Kaholokula, chief criminal deputy prosecutor for Skagit County, says 20-year-old Arcan Cetin was found hanging in his cell Sunday evening.
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He was being held at the jail in neighbouring Snohomish County, where he was awaiting the results of a mental competency evaluation.
Police say Cetin shot a teenage girl, a man and three women in a department store at Cascade Mall in Burlington, north of Seattle, on Sept. 23.
Authorities captured him about 30 hours later near his apartment.
His family said he had psychiatric problems.