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Feb 19, 2014 9:23 AM

Inmate Charged With Austin Slaying Dies In Custody

AUSTIN - An inmate facing a murder charge in a 2013 slaying has died after being found unresponsive in a Central Texas jail.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said autopsy results are pending but authorities believe 57-year-old Bruce Allen Thompson committed suicide.

Jailers early Saturday found Thompson unresponsive under his bunk. He was later declared dead.

Austin police last July arrested Thompson on a murder count. Investigators say Thompson was charged in the fatal beating of 61-year-old Ricky Martinez at an apartment complex during a robbery.


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