Salinas man accused of killing mother attempts suicide at Monterey County Jail

Christopher Sorensen

Christopher Sorensen

A Salinas man accused of killing his mother about one year ago apparently tried to kill himself Sunday at Monterey County Jail.

About noon, deputies released Christopher released from his one-person lockdown cell for his hourly, daily exercise period.

About five minutes later, Sorensen jumped off C Pod’s upper tier, apparently attempting suicide.

Sorensen landed on the concrete floor 20 feet below.

Deputies and medical workers performed first aid and then flew Sorensen by helicopter to a Bay Area hospital.

He is expected to fully recover, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sorenson is charged with killing his mother, Janet Sorensen, 71, in December of 2011.

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