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Date: May 5, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Maury inmate found dead in apparent suicide

MAURY Inmate Johnny Lewis, 55, (#0240471) was found dead Tuesday morning, the victim of an apparent suicide.  Officers at Maury Correctional Institution discovered Lewis at 6:30 a.m. in his cell with a belt around his neck.

Lewis was serving a life sentence for a second degree murder conviction in Robeson County in 1978.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department is conducting the investigation.

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