UPDATE: Jail Data Confirms St. Louis County's Timeline Regarding Daniel Schlienz's Death

By KBJR News 1

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Documents from the St. Louis County Jail have revealed what happened to Daniel Schlienz in the days leading up to his hospitalization and eventual death on December 27th.

In December Daniel Schlienz allegedly shot Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell and a witness who had testified in his case.

The shootings happened after Schlienz was found guilty of criminal sexual conduct.

Schlienz died of streptococcus pneumoniae.

The Northlands NewsCenter has been conducting a joint investigation with our partners at the Duluth News Tribune.

Schlienz's inmate medical chart shows that he was not feeling well the night before the 26th and appeared to have flu-like symptoms.

He was moaning, lying on his bunk, complaining of body aches and experiencing hot and cold sweats.

At 12:23 he received medical attention.

According to the records, Schlienz filed one inmate request form for medical attention for flu like symptoms on December 26th, confirming St. Louis County's timeline.

Schlienz's family says Daniel requested help on the 25th and they requested help on his behalf on the 24th.

"I know that I myself when I visited him on the 24th, requested medical attention for my brother"

St. Louis County Jail Data does not show a family request for medical attention nor does it show any indication that Schlienz was feeling sick prior to the 26th, when he received attention.

A psychiatric evaluation report for Schlienz says that prior to the alleged shooting, Schleinz had planned to shoot himself if he were found guilty.

But jail records show no evidence of psychosis or suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Zach Vavricka

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