Man Accused of Killing Police Officer Just Before Her Wedding Found Dead in Prison

Man Accused of Killing Police Officer Just Before Her Wedding Found Dead in Prison


An Indiana man who was awaiting trial in the murder of a police officer he allegedly shot just two weeks before her wedding day was found dead overnight Thursday morning in a state prison.

Officials at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility discovered 48-year-old Phillip Lee unresponsive just after midnight, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis reported.

Prison medical staffers made attempts to revive Lee, but he was pronounced dead shortly after he was found.

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No cause of death was immediately available, and corrections officials were awaiting the results of an autopsy and a toxicology screening.

BREAKING: Man accused of killing Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton found dead in prison. Toxicology results and an autopsy are pending, although no foul play is suspected. https://t.co/JohjBJr1nU

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