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Euric Cain being transferred to jail mental facility after trying to harm himself

Euric Cain, 21 (Source: NOPD) Euric Cain, 21 (Source: NOPD)

The man facing several charges in two high-profile crimes will be transferred Monday to the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, La.

Euric Cain is being moved after medical personnel at the Orleans Parish jail found him trying to harm himself in his cell Sunday morning. He was taken to University Hospital and then moved back to the Orleans jail Sunday night. He is being moved to Hunt because that center has mental health facilities that the Orleans jail does not. A Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Cain was placed under immediate direct observation and is being watched 24 hours a day.

Cain was arrested Nov. 23 for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery in connection with a Nov. 20 incident in the Lower Garden District in which Cain allegedly shot a Tulane medical student who intervened after he saw Cain trying to force a woman into an SUV.

Cain faces charges of armed robbery, first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and carjacking in the case of a man and a woman who were assaulted in Treme and then forced to drive to the Desire neighborhood, where they were assaulted again and left stranded after Cain fled in their car.

Cain's next court appearance is scheduled for later this month.    

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