Autopsy: Homicide suspect’s death in prison a suicide

Veronique Henry (submitted)
Veronique Henry (submitted)

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – The death of a double homicide suspect at the York County Prison is a suicide by hanging, an autopsy confirmed Friday.

Veronique Henry, 32, of Manchester Township, was unresponsive when corrections officers found her in her cell Thursday morning and died despite medical intervention, according to Coroner Pam Gay’s office.

Paul Henry
Paul Henry

Henry and 40-year-old Paul Henry were jailed in the prison Wednesday on charges including criminal homicide and conspiracy, robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Police said the couple shot and killed 31-year-old Foday Cheeks and 26-year-old Danielle Taylor during a home invasion Tuesday night at Cheek’s house in the 700 block of Brown Road in Fawn Township. Taylor lived in Spring Grove.

A county spokesman said inmates who are considered a suicide risk are put on intensive supervision and offered counseling. He said Henry “at no time indicated she was contemplating suicide to prison or medical staff.”

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