Man booked for murder found unresponsive in Orleans Parish cell, officials say
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man was found unresponsive in his Orleans Parish Prison cell on Tuesday and later died, according to a spokesperson.
According to the sheriff’s office, medical personnel began treatment and revived the man before he was transported to a local hospital where he died.
The man was booked on June 12 on an out-of-state warrant from Mississippi for murder and was being held on a $1 million bond pending extradition.
Doctors say the preliminary cause of death is cardiac arrest.
There were no apparent signs of injury or self-harm, officials say.
The name of the man is being withheld pending notification to the family.
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