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Marshals: Durham Man Apparently Killed Himself

Posted February 27, 2008 4:26 p.m. EST
Updated February 27, 2008 7:24 p.m. EST

— Deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a Durham man on five child-molestation charges Wednesday, only to find him dead inside his house.

Timothy O'Neal, 41, of Sandy Bluff Court, was facing two charges of first-degree sexual offense and three charges of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Marshals found O'Neal inside the house with a gunshot wound that, police reported, appeared to be self-inflicted.