HOUSTON (CBSDFW/AP) — A 42-year-old Mexican man died in a South Texas hospital while being held pending his deportation.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday identified the man as Ramiro Hernandez Ibarra and said he died Saturday after being hospitalized Thursday.
ICE said Hernandez’s preliminary cause of death was complications related to septic shock, but did not provide further details. Hernandez is the 10th person to die in ICE custody since October, the start of the governmental fiscal year. Eight people died in the previous fiscal year.