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Madison County inmate dies in hospital after “medical episode”


MADISON COUNTY, Alabama – An inmate at Madison County Jail died Saturday night in what authorities called a “medical episode.”

Officials from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Enrique Torres, 41, died in Huntsville hospital after being taken by ambulance after showing symptoms consistent with heart problems.

Authorities say Torres was alert when he was transported around 11 a.m. but died at 7:30 p.m.

Torres spent 24 days in jail for rape, sodomy and child sexual abuse before his death.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office officials said an autopsy would be performed to determine the exact cause of death.