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December 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Murder defendant dies of cancer in King County Jail

A 42-year-old inmate awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge was found dead in the infirmary in the King County Jail on Sunday night, said Capt. Troy Bacon, a spokesman for the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. The inmate was identified Monday as Roger D. Seela by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Seela died…

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September 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM

‘Excited delirium’ cause of Chelan County jail death

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — The Chelan County coroner says a man who died in jail in June died as a result of excited delirium with heart disease as a contributing factor. The report on the death of Jesse Avina Morales was made public Tuesday at the request of The Wenatchee World. Police Sgt. Jim West said the…

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