COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A county coroner says an Ohio death row inmate who committed suicide hanged himself with a nylon belt.
The report by the Ross County Coroner's Office also says 44-year-old Billy Slagle apparently hanged himself up to 20 minutes before he was found.
The report obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday lists the cause of death as asphyxiation by strangulation.
The report by coroner John Gabis says Slagle's suicide happened between 4:45 a.m. and 5:03 a.m. on Aug. 4.
A report on Slagle's suicide by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction released Monday alleges one and possibly two prison guards falsified an electronic log documenting checks on Slagle.
The report says video evidence contradicts the log's record of checks.