Autopsy shows Milwaukee County Jail inmate died from dehydration

Medical examiner rules death a homicide
Posted at 1:03 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 17:59:31-04

MILWAUKEE -- The death of an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail has been ruled a homicide.

Terrill Thomas, 38, of Milwaukee, died on April 24, 2016.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Thursday.

They said Thomas' cause of death was dehydration and his autopsy examination revealed no evidence of injury. 

Thomas was arrested April 15 after shooting a man in the chest and later firing two shots in the Potawatomi casino.