PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix-area man accused of kidnapping his baby son in a custodial dispute that led to the death of the child's mother has died from injuries suffered in a suicide attempt.
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that 30-year-old Eric Maes died last Friday.
The county Attorney's Office had said Maes was "medically incapacitated" after a suicide attempt in jail on Feb. 13.
Maes' family requested prosecutors dismiss first-degree murder and kidnapping charges against him so they would have the ability to make a medical decision on his behalf.
That was approved by a county Superior Court judge.