Cleveland man collapses, dies after being sentenced to 60 days in jail

CLEVELAND — Moments after being sentenced to 60 days in jail, a 51-year-old Cleveland man collapsed and died outside a municipal courtroom.

Miguel Aybar was handcuffed and being escorted by guards when he collapsed. Municipal Court spokesman Ed “Flash” Ferenc  said.  Ferenc said Aybar was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating and will determine how he died.

According to court records, Aybar was charged in April with a misdemeanor count of unlawful restraint and was ordered to have no contact with the victim in the case.

This morning, Judge Michelle Denise Earley sentenced him to 60 days in the Cleveland House of Corrections.