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Bexar County inmate found dead in jail cell, officials say

Man recently sentenced to prison for third DWI

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BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate who was found unresponsive Sunday afternoon in a cell at the Adult Detention Center.

Officials said the inmate, identified as a man in his mid-50s, was booked into the jail in January and was recently sentenced to prison for a third DWI and parole violation.

BCSO officials said it is working with the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the man's cause of death, but a preliminary investigation points to suicide.

This is the fifth inmate death at the jail this year.


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