Michael David Robles, suspected of killing his former girlfriend in her Carlsbad home last November, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday morning, according to 10News.com.
The Medical Examiner’s Office web site states that a 43-year-old male was found in the Vista Detention Facility hanging by his neck from a sheet tied to a shelf in his single-occupancy cell.
Robles was to stand trial in the , 34, who had filed a restraining order against Robles a week before she was strangled to death on Nov. 23. Her body was found two day later in a remote location in San Diego County.
At Robles’ arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Mok said that Scharbarth had ended their on-and-off eight-year relationship and asked Robles to leave her alone, but he continued to plead with her to get back together.
On the night Scharbarth died, Robles snuck into her apartment on Via Puerto as she was saying goodbye to a new boyfriend, Mok said. He confronted her when she returned inside and strangled her as her 13-year-old daughter slept upstairs, the prosecutor told the judge.
Robles’ next court date was on March 13, according to the district attorney’s web site.