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Police: Man trying to steal copper dies from burns

A man burned last week while trying to steal copper at a power substation has died from his injuries, police said.

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DURHAM, N.C. — A man burned last week while trying to steal copper at a power substation has died from his injuries, police said.

Stanley Richardson, 49, of Durham, died Wednesday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Officers were dispatched to the Duke Energy power substation, near Ashe Street and Hoover Road, at 9:48 a.m. Nov. 6. When they arrived, they found Richardson, who had been severely burned over much of his body.

He was transported to Duke University Hospital and then to UNC Hospitals.

Officers said they found evidence that indicated Richardson was trying to steal copper from the substation.

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