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Inmate at state prison in Tucson dies; appears to be suicide

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 16:27:33-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at the Arizona prison in Tucson is dead and it appears to be a suicide.

State Department of Corrections officials say 59-year-old David Neville died Monday "from an apparent act of self-harm by hanging."

Prison staff reported finding Neville unresponsive in his medium-custody dormitory housing.

They attempted life-saving measures until responding paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced Neville deceased around 6:30 a.m.

Corrections officials say Neville was sentenced out of Pima County in 2016 to serve 10 years and six months in prison for arson of an occupied structure, criminal damage and a dangerous drug violation.