Accused serial rapist commits suicide in solitary confinement in Ottawa jail

An accused serial rapist who was being held in solitary and was looking at waiting another year behind bars in Ottawa’s notorious jail before standing trial has killed himself.

Yousef Mohammed Hussein hanged himself with his bedsheets in a solitary confinement cell in a maximum security section of the jail known as one wing. Hussein was alone in his cell at the time. He was found a little after 3 a.m. and taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.