Murder suspect dies in jail

Friday, December 14, 2007

A man accused of killing a woman in her suburban Oak Brook Terrace home last Christmas has died in jail.

The Daily Herald is reporting 26-year-old Robert Rejda hung himself in his DuPage County Jail cell Friday morning. Authorities arrested Rejda for fatally beating 24-year-old Lauren Kiefer with a baseball bat while trying to rob her house last year.

Earlier this week a public defender requested to have Rejda's mental fitness evaluated after he demanded to plead guilty in exchange for a death sentence.

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