Charleston County inmate charged with assisted suicide following inmate’s death

akflanagan@thestate.comMay 8, 2014 

— A Charleston County inmate has been charged with assisted suicide following the death of a fellow inmate, according to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Michael Robert Bixby, 30, was charged with one count of assisted suicide, a felony charge that can carry up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

Bixby admitted in a sworn affidavit to assisting Matthew Glidden, his cellmate at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, commit suicide by strangling him until he died, according to the affidavit.

The incident happened on March 24, according to the affidavit.

SLED agents investigated the case at the request of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

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