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Inmate Dies At Kent County Jail

Hammer – Scott Allen

Scott Allen Hammer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An inmate was found dead in his cell Tuesday morning, an apparent suicide.

Scott Allen Hammer, 51, was arrested in the death of Danielle Scholten-Linderman October 23 in Montcalm County. He was being held on an open murder charge and accused of setting fire to the house after the death.

He was scheduled to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Deputies found Hammer’s body after he failed to come out of his cell for breakfast shortly before 5 a.m.

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4 Comments to “Inmate Dies At Kent County Jail”

    disgusted friend said:
    December 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    What a coward!!!!!! Who does he think he is to get out of this so easy by killing himself. Those poor babies will go EVERY DAY without their mother and will think about what happened every day. Apparently the guilt was too much…..may he rot in h#))!!!

    tc1 said:
    December 10, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Thanks for saving the taxpayers a boatload of money dude…

    Grace said:
    December 10, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Looks like he gave himself the appropriate punishment. This way he will not be given time in a mental health facility or sent to prison for a few years and then let out. Apparently he couldn't handle what he had done. You probably won't agree, but I feel that Danielle got justice even if she is not here to see it. And hopefully some day her kids will feel that he got what he deserved, by taking their mother's life. May you spend eternity in hell Scott !!!!!

    Billy said:
    December 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    What is sad now the county will get a law suit filed against them for this death.

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