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October 30, 2014

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Former drug prosecutor’s death was from overdose, coroner’s report says

Former Clark County deputy district attorney David Schubert’s death was ruled a suicide due to an overdose on a cocktail of medications, according to a Clark County Coroner’s Office report.

The embattled former prosecutor was found dead July 17 in his Las Vegas home. Schubert died from an overdose of a mixture of allergy pills, sedatives and anti-depressants, the coroner’s office said.

The pills included diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, citalopram, ibuprofen and nordazepam.

Schubert, who once prosecuted such celebrities as Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars, struggled with drugs. He pleaded guilty for possession of cocaine in 2012 and was placed on three years of probation and nine months in the Clark County Detention Center.

He failed to surrender to authorities and fled to Mexico, but ultimately decided to return to Las Vegas and turn himself in. He was released from the detention center on April 30.

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