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Inmate charged with assisted suicide

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Michael Robert Bixby (Source: Charleston County Detention Center) Michael Robert Bixby (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
CHARLESTON, SC (WIS) -

A Charleston County Detention Center inmate has been charged with one count of assisted suicide.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents on Wednesday arrested 30-year-old Michael Robert Bixby of Hobart, Indiana, almost two weeks after his cellmate was found dead in the jail.

Bixby told investigators he helped Matthew Glidden, of North Charleston, commit suicide by strangling him until he was dead.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office asked SLED to investigate after Glidden was found unresponsive in his bed on March 24.

The information provided by SLED did not indicate how agents knew Glidden wanted to commit suicide.

Court records show Glidden was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 and two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 16.

According to the Associated Press, Bixby was in jail facing at least one charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Bixby faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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