The Associated Press
COLUMBUS - A man who developed skin lesions in prison died a month after being released from the Pickaway Correctional Institution.
The death on Thursday of Melvin Grubb, 41, of Columbus, came three weeks after a drug-resistant staph infection killed another inmate at the prison in Orient.
Family members said Grubb had skin lesions on his back when released from prison. His 14-year-old daughter found him in his bed, struggling to breathe. He was pronounced dead at Grant Medical Center.
An autopsy was planned by the Franklin County coroner.
Another Pickaway inmate, Sean Schwamberger, 19, of Toledo, died April 29 while being treated for an infection the coroner found was caused by a drug-resistant strain of staph known as MRSA.
Grubb had a fever Wednesday and was vomiting Wednesday night, family members said.
"I think it was because of this infection on his back," the former inmate's wife, Alice Grubb, said Thursday. Before developing skin lesions in April, she said, her husband was healthy.
Grubb entered the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient, 15 miles south of Columbus, on Jan. 10. He had been sentenced to six months in prison for receiving stolen property.
He was released from the prison on April 24 and immediately taken to the Franklin County jail to await trial on pending breaking-and-entering charges. He was released on bond Monday.
While at Pickaway, Grubb received treatment for a skin infection, a condition that developed after he reported being bitten by a spider, according to prison records.
That was the same problem Schwamberger reported before he collapsed at the prison April 20 and died nine days later at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
History preserved - by the people who made it
Library joins project to share interviews with war veterans
Alumni are solidly behind Elder
1,000 vehicles likely at funeral
Bellevue creates 'adult' zone
IN THE TRISTATE
Baseball fans still rooting for the home team
Women benefit from jail order
Police say theft ring thwarted
Six new priests to be ordained today
Mom and Dad abroad, gym crowd pitches in
Evendale confronts 'blight'
Memorial Day ceremonies
Memorial Day Closings
Obituary: Mary Julia Hanser, 61, past Mercy Health Partners CEO
Tristate A.M. Report
CLIFF RADEL'S CINCINNATI: Life under the city
FAITH MATTERS: Soldier shares miracle
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Developer pays late impact fees
Parlor busted; who gets the case?
Classicway project gets approval
Boehner misses 1:56 a.m. House vote for tax cut bill
Tight budgets stall efforts to offer home care
Judges say legislative maps didn't discriminate
Lawmakers listen to nursing homes
Boy, 9, killed when he touches light pole
Jury: Times libeled justice
Gynecologist charged with rape, sexual battery
Carnival baptisms draw complaints
Ex-inmate dies of apparent infection
Library's WWI records online
Prison camp survivor to lead parade in Ky.
Court backs school site-based hiring
Reward offered for cemetery vandals
Trial July 18 in claim of assault at Grant Co. jail
Kentucky news briefs