Man charged in connection to woman’s death dies in jail

Odis Kelly
Odis Kelly

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a woman’s death has died in jail.

A corrections officers found 59-year-old Odis Glen Kelly unresponsive in his cell at 3:46 a.m. on Tuesday and CPR was started. He was pronounced dead minutes later after medics arrived at the Travis County Jail.

An investigation involving the sheriff’s office, internal affairs and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office was launched following the death, which is standard practice in such cases.

Detectives stated Kelly had several major medical issues that may have contributed to his death and there was no evidence of criminal activity, according to Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. An official cause of death has not been released pending toxicology reports.

Kelly was arrested last week after the death of Patricia Bossick at a home in the 5600 block of Manor Road. Authorities arrived at the home about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 and saw a man on a balcony calling for officer to help a woman who “was being assaulted,” according to an arrest affidavit.

The witness told police he believed Kelly was trying to rape Bossick and called 911.

When police made their way into the home, they found Bossick unconscious with a bloody nose, black eyes and bruises to her face and body. Police said her clothing had also been partially removed. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she died at the scene. Court documents said Bossick showed signs of asphyxiation.

Police say Kelly, who weighs 320 pounds, used his body as a deadly weapon by using his weight to cause injury by lying on top of a ‘substantially smaller person.’ They found him in a nearby shed in his underwear, trying to put on more clothes.

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