Second Conroe Suicide in Two MonthsJun 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Lead Article, Montgomery County
A Conroe man who has been in the Montgomery County Jail for the past year and was set to go to trial in July for the alleged stabbing of his wife was found dead in his cell Monday, officials said.
Pedro “Pete” Noboa, 40, was discovered as jail employees were making rounds after 6 p.m. Monday with a bed sheet around his neck. He was being held in a one-man cell, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office press release.
MCSO deputies arrested Noboa June 8, 2011 for allegedly assaulting and stabbing his wife, according to the release. He was indicted in September for first-degree felony aggravated assault with a weapon resulting in serious bodily injury of a family member and could have faced up to life in prison if convicted.
Noboa was set to go to trial July 23, said Michael McDougal, Noboa’s appointed attorney.
“I thought it was a decent case,” McDougal said. “I was kind of looking forward to the trial.
McDougal said he was waiting on a doctor’s written psychiatric report on Noboa, but he had met with Noboa “many times” and said he never saw any signs of depression.
Noboa’s death is currently under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Texas Rangers and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Another Montgomery County Jail inmate died in May after hanging himself inside of his cell. Johnny Isabel Valdez Jr., 31, who was jailed for a misdemeanor theft, was found hanging in his cell during a routine cell check, officials previously said. An MCSO deputy found Valdez hanging by a sheet that he had tied around his neck.