New Hampshire Prisoner Dies In Booking Area

MANCHESTER, NH  (WBZ-AM) --Manchester police say they found an inmate dead in the booking area of the Valley Street jail Friday night. 65-year-old Russel Beard of Litchfield was found unconscious at 9:55 p.m. He had been placed in the jail twice before, and was being held on violation of a protective order, stalking, domestic violence and breach of bail.  Beard was in the booking holding cell with two other inmates when he was discovered and officials say they had no indication that he was in any form of distress.” An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.


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