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Inmate found unconscious in jail cell, dies at hospital

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Jailers found Maldonado dead in his cell Jailers found Maldonado dead in his cell
Jailers found inmate unconscious just after 1:30am Jailers found inmate unconscious just after 1:30am

Texas Rangers are investigating the death of an inmate.

A spokesman for the jail tells us jailers doing a security check around 1:30 a.m. found 45-year old Steven Maldonado unconscious. He had one end of a mattress cover tied around his neck and the other end tied to the end of his wheelchair. Maldonado was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
   
Jail officials say at this point, it does not appear that anyone else was involved in this incident. Meanwhile, Texas Rangers are interviewing jailers and other inmates in Maldonado's unit.
    
He had been in jail since August 25th on suspicion of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

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