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Inmate found dead at Central Prison

Posted February 18, 2010

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— A corrections officer at Central Prison found an inmate dead in his cell early Thursday, authorities said

The officer was conducting an hourly headcount at 1 a.m. and found Dion Villano had hanged himself with a sheet, authorities said.

Prison medical staff attempted to resuscitate Villano, but he was pronounced dead by a doctor in the prison's emergency room.

Villano, 40, was being held on pending charges from Dare County.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case, which is standard procedure, authorities said.


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  • adidaslineberry Feb 19, 2010

    wow I'm all for convicted criminals not sucking money from the economy but this man was not convicted yet... you can def. tell it's Friday and been almost a week since some of you folks have been to church...

  • mulecitybabe Feb 18, 2010

    Buh bye, Dion. Or should I say adios?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Feb 18, 2010

    I can't imagine any death that would mean less to me.

  • slickgirl24 Feb 18, 2010

    I hate to say but one less criminal to have to take care of from OUR TAXES.

  • Fx432 Feb 18, 2010

    Finally, some good news today.

  • kbo80 Feb 18, 2010

    He must have been guilty. They all should do that. This is actually good news. One down millions more to go.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 18, 2010

    Thank you.