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February 23, 2018 11:07 AM

South Dakota DCI Looking Into Inmate Death

Sioux Falls, SD

Authorities say an inmate in South Dakota took his life while in the state penitentiary.

The state Department of Corrections says Manuel Torres, 26, has died from suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell on Thursday, February 22.  He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead on Thursday night.  

Torres was serving sentences from Minnehaha County for first-degree robbery and possession of a weapon by an inmate.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death. An autopsy is being conducted.




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