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Nevada prison inmate dies in apparent suicide

Posted at 1:16 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 12:23:59-05

State officials say an inmate who was found dead in his cell at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City may have killed himself.
The Nevada Department of Corrections said 27-year-old John Morse was found hanging from a bathroom area at the prison early Saturday. The state said first responders tried to render aid but Morse was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
An autopsy is being scheduled.
Morse had served just more than a year of his five- to 20 year-sentence after being convicted in Washoe County  on kidnapping, battery by strangulation and battery by prisoner charges.