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Family demand release of man found snoring on autopsy table after being pronounced dead

Family demand release of man found snoring on autopsy table after being pronounced deadThe family of a Spanish prisoner who was pronounced dead by three doctors before waking up as he was being prepared for autopsy have demanded he immediately be released from jail. Gonzalo Montoya Jimenez, 29, began snoring on an autopsy table in a morgue in Asturias four hours after his death was certified at a local prison on Sunday morning. The man – whose body had already been marked up for the procedure – was on Tuesday awake and recovering in hospital as authorities opened investigations into the mysterious case. The prisoner was discovered in his cell by guards at around 8am on Sunday, seated in a chair, blue, and showing no signs of life, according to officials. His death was certified first by the doctor on the overnight shift, then a second on duty that morning, and finally by a forensic specialist before he was transported to the morgue. Family members revealed yesterday that Montoya Jimenez had tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of barbiturates, accusing prison authorities of failing to control access to medication. The prisoner had reportedly been taking anti-epileptic drugs, while relatives suggested he was also being treated for anxiety, though the specific substances involved have yet to be confirmed. “The pills are taken as they (the prisoners) want,” said Luis Manuel Montoya, his uncle, according to local paper La Voz de Asturias. He and other family members gathered at the hospital in the town of Oviedo said they would be seeking Montoya Jimenez’s immediate release as compensation for what they branded negligence. The 29-year-old has seven months left to serve of his sentence, for stealing scrap metal. “We don’t want him to go back to jail. If he goes in, he will come out as a body,” Mr Montoya said. Shocked by his nephew’s suicide attempt, he said he nevertheless understood it. “He is young, he is 29 years old and has his whole life ahead of him. He has been in jail three years and he couldn’t go on anymore.” The prisoner’s father, José Carlos Montoya, said he had tried to hang himself in his cell seven months ago. “It’s clear that in the jail they do not supervise him nor treat him well,” he told El Comercio, adding that his son was given "pills for his nerves, but it was not enough". Relatives also cast doubt on whether Montoya Jimenez was properly examined by all three doctors who pronounced him dead, suggesting that instead the first certificate had simply been rubber-stamped by the second and third physicians. It was initially suggested that Montoya Jimenez may have suffered a rare case of catalepsy, a nervous condition which induces an unresponsive state. Tests have since indicated the coma caused by the overdose, along with severe hypothermia, may have masked his vital signs.



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Democrats Are Trying To Put The Public Option Back On The Table

Democrats Are Trying To Put The Public Option Back On The TableAnother Democrat has come forward with a proposal that would make a government-run insurance plan available to more Americans who want one, in the hopes of providing consumers with a cheaper, more reliable source of coverage.



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Don't Look Now, But Full Obamacare Repeal Is Back On The Table

Don't Look Now, But Full Obamacare Repeal Is Back On The TableRepeal of the Affordable Care Act is back on the agenda, with Republicans suddenly talking about a bill that, until recently, few people in either party had taken all that seriously.



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Kim Jong Un Vows to Never Put North Korea's Nukes on the Negotiation Table

Kim Jong Un Vows to Never Put North Korea's Nukes on the Negotiation TableThe North Korea's leader vowed his nation would "demonstrate its mettle to the U.S."



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McConnell defends all-male health care working group: ‘Everybody’s at the table’

McConnell defends all-male health care working group: ‘Everybody’s at the table’Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a media briefing on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that “nobody” is being excluded from his conference’s meetings on health care after Democrats and even some members of his own party criticized him for assembling a working group on the issue consisting of 13 men and no women. “Well the working group that counts is all 52 of us, and we’re having extensive meetings … every day,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday, referencing the 52 Republicans in the Senate.



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Family Friends Identify Boy, 5, Killed After Getting Stuck Between Wall And Table At Rotating Restaurant

Family Friends Identify Boy, 5, Killed After Getting Stuck Between Wall And Table At Rotating RestaurantHe wandered off from his parents, according to reports.



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‘All Options Are on the Table’ Against North Korea, Sec. Tillerson Declares

‘All Options Are on the Table’ Against North Korea, Sec. Tillerson DeclaresIn South Korea on Friday, Sec. of State Tillerson warned that military action against North Korea was "on the table," if the country continued to develop its weapons program.



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