Eric Knysz is officially brain dead.
A spokesperson for the family told WOOD TV that Knysz remained on a ventilator at a hospital in Jackson while doctors were checking to see if he had viable organs to donate. Knysz was registered as an organ donor. He attempted to commit suicide Monday afternoon, in his prison cell, with a bed sheet. Officials say Knysz left a short suicide note for his family. The Michigan Department of Corrections is investigating the suicide... no word on when it will be complete.