MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Mo. — Shortly after being placed among the general population at the Montgomery County Jail, Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, 40, attempted to take his own life, but ambulance personnel quickly arrived on the scene Thursday morning and transported Serrano-Vitorino to the hospital where is being guarded and listed in stable condition.
Serrano-Vitorino, who is a deported Mexican citizen, is suspected of killing five people in Kansas and Missouri.
Serrano-Vitorino was being held in the Montgomery County Jail, located between Columbia and St. Louis, where he was charged Wednesday afternoon for the murder of a 49-year-old man. Police believe Serrano-Vitorino killed Randy Nordman while he was on the run from authorities. Police say Serrano-Vitorino’s truck was abandoned on the side of Interstate 70, nearly 170 miles east of the metro. They then discovered Nordman’s body not far from there.
Serrano-Vitorino has also been charged with four counts of first degree murder in Wyandotte County for allegedly shooting Clint Harter, Austin Harter, Mike Capps, and Jake Waters Monday night.