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Death row inmate who hanged self didn't want prison change

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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Records show a death row inmate who hanged himself in March didn't want to make a planned move to a new prison.

A state patrol file obtained by The Associated Press through a records request also shows inmate Patrick Leonard was discouraged by a recent legal setback.

But the records also say there weren't imminent signs that Leonard would take his own life. He used a pair of long underwear tied to a pipe to kill himself.

Leonard was sentenced to death for the 2000 killing of his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Dawn Flick, in Hamilton County.

The prison system said last month the planned move of death row from Chillicothe to Toledo has been delayed indefinitely.

Leonard didn't have a scheduled execution date.

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