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Tarboro man charged with child sex crimes found dead in Edgecombe jail cell

Posted June 21

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— A Tarboro man who was jailed earlier this month on a child sex charge was found dead from an apparent suicide, according to NBC affiliate WITN.

The State Bureau of Investigation said 61-year-old Thomas Kinsley was found dead on June 17 in his Edgecombe County Detention Center jail cell. Kinsley had been on suicide watch for several days, according to the television station.

Kinsley was charged with indecent liberties with a minor.


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  • Clarence Drumgoole Jun 21, 10:43 a.m.
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    He knew if he was guilty. Maybe, he took the honorable way out.

  • Cnc Stone Jun 21, 9:41 a.m.
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    Sounds like his " karma " caught up with him !

  • Wayne Hill Jun 21, 8:44 a.m.
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    Posters do you remember there is a difference between accusation and conviction? I am a law and order, conservative guy, but all too often recently there has been a rush to convict in the court of public opinion, and then we find the facts do not support the accusation. Ask the UVA fraternity members, that were labeled as rapists, how well things went after they were falsely accused?

  • Jj Parker Jun 21, 7:35 a.m.
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    One less burden to hear about

  • William Price Jun 21, 6:27 a.m.
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    justice served