BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona inmate at the state prison in Buckeye has died from an apparent suicide.
Arizona Department of Corrections officials say 44-year-old Jason Dean died after prison staff discovered him unresponsive in his cell at the Lewis complex on Jan. 6.
They say Dean hanged himself.
Responding paramedics transported Dean to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Dean was sentenced out of Pima County for first-degree murder in 2005.
Corrections officials say all inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner's office.