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21-year-old county inmate who attempted suicide dies

Original post made on Mar 27, 2013

Pleasanton resident Joseph Behiel, 21, a Contra Costa County jail inmate who attempted suicide last week has died, a sheriff's spokesman said. Autopsy results show he died from asphyxiation and his death was ruled a suicide.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:00 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Bill, a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2013 at 7:12 am

Yet another example of the classic failure of our broken mental health system. If this guy didn't give all the clues of being suicidal what does? Tries to suicide in the intake area and they do nothing. Is allowed to be in jail without suicide watch? This most important piece was omitted from the story. Heads should roll in this one, but nothing will happen, the bureaucracy must protect itself with rationalizations and justification.


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Mar 27, 2013 at 7:33 am

Julia from Alamo will be So pleased.

At least she won't have to tell him to wake up.


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Mar 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

You have that right Cardinal...

Thank you for reading all my comments. Without good folks like you this chat section would be a giant waste of time. Never be afraid to express your opinion.

Most folks just want to go with the flow or the way the wind blows. Let the politicians go in that direction. All of us must WAKE UP and give our opinion. And remember Cardinal...not even I can please everyone.

Thank you acknowledging me. It is appreciated.

Julia Pardini from beautiful Alamo


Posted by Sharon, a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

Cardinal, my thoughts exactly.

What a shame for this man's family.


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

Um.... that would no longer be an "attempted" suicide, would it?

Express writers need to keep working on their journalism skills, it appears...


Posted by Former classmate, a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Joey was a graduate of Village High school. He was also a Marine. Please for his family and friends, show some respect.

Joey, Rest In Piece. Thank you for your service Devil Dog. Although you left us all too soon you will be greatly missed.
- sincerely, a former classmate and friend.
Semper Fi


Posted by Trish, a resident of Danville
on Mar 30, 2013 at 7:40 am

Joe will be greatly missed. We are so sorry to see this happen. It's such a shame...

He was a brilliant guy with so much ambition and drive. I am so glad and thankful to have known him. My kids loved how brilliant he was about his in-depth knowledge of reptiles. He was full of so much spirit, loyalty, and a strong moral core. We were all sad to be informed of his death. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends.


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