Sand Springs Murder Suspect Dies After Apparent Suicide Attempt

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 2:30 pm
By: News On 6

A Sand Springs man is dead following an apparent suicide attempt at the Tulsa County jail earlier this month. Darius Hatfield was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend in May.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Hatfield was found in his cell with a sheet around his neck June 3 and was taken to a Tulsa hospital. He died late Tuesday night, according to spokesperson Casey Roebuck.

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The 56-year-old man called authorities May 31 saying he had shot his girlfriend, Patricia Duff. Hatfield told investigators he and Huff were arguing and he was trying to take a gun from her when it discharged accidentally.

Authorities said they believed it was an intentional act.

Patricia Duff's funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018.