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Date: Sept. 7, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Inmate death under investigation at Maury Correctional Institution

MAURY - Prison staff members found inmate Charles Branch (#0042544) unresponsive in his cell at Maury Correctional Institution early Monday morning.  Paramedics responded and transported Branch to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:27 a.m.

Branch, 40, was serving 8-to-11 years for convictions in Johnston County as a habitual felon and for driving while intoxicated.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been on site since Monday, investigating this suspicious death.


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