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Immigration detainee from Mexico dies in California

Posted April 14

— Federal authorities say a Mexican man held in immigration custody in Southern California has died from internal bleeding.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that 55-year-old Sergio Alonso Lopez was the sixth immigration detainee to die in custody since October.

Lopez was arrested by immigration agents in February and held at a privately run detention facility in Adelanto.

Immigration authorities say he had a series of medical issues including cirrhosis of the liver and was taken to the hospital April 1 after he vomited blood.

Authorities say he died late Thursday and they have notified the Mexican consulate of his death.

Immigration authorities say Lopez was deported to Mexico three times since 1994 and had prior felony convictions for burglary and drug possession.

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