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Inmate Found Dead in Cell, State Police Investigate

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Arkansas Sate Police are investigating after an inmate was found dead. 

A body was discovered just before 3 a.m. Friday by staff at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys. 

Authorities say D'Angelo Merriweather was found unresponsive in his cell.

He was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m.

We're told State Police were immediately notified. 

The Department of Correction has also launched an internal investigation. 

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