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Prison inmate pulls out his own eye

By Mason White 8:08 AM August 3, 2015
Colin Corkhill 

By: Chan Yuan
A prison inmate was rushed to a hospital after jail guards noticed that he pulled out his own eye while locked up in his cell, police in Arizona said.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said that 26-year-old Colin Corkhill of Scottsdale, was discovered in his cell around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, holding his right eye in his hand.

Medical personnel took Corkhill to the Florence Fire Department, and he was airlifted to a hospital. Doctors were unable to save the eye.

No weapons or other tools were inside the cell, and the evidence seems to show that he took out his eye with his fingers.

Corkhill was booked into jail on Wednesday night, on suspicion of attempted murder, theft, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

At first, he was placed with other prisoners until he was observed hitting himself in the face while standing in the shower.

Corkhill was removed and placed in a single cell. He under mental health supervision when officers found him with his eye in his hand.