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Inmate found dead in apparent suicide

An inmate at Maury Correctional Institution died of an apparent suicide, the state Department of Correction said Tuesday.

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Johnny Lewis

An inmate at Maury Correctional Institution died of an apparent suicide, the state Department of Correction said Tuesday.

Johnny Lewis, 55, was serving a life sentence for a second-degree murder conviction in Robeson County in 1978. He was found at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in his cell with a belt around his neck.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death.

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