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Boy arrested for rape kills himself in his cell

A teenager who was being held on a rape charge has died a week after a suicide attempt.

John Leroy Daniel Applegate, 16, was found unconscious on April 23, nearly three months after he was arrested in Oklahoma.

He died on Wednesday while facing charges for the sex attack and assault with a deadly weapon.

A hearing had been due to take place on Friday, but following his death the case has now been closed.

Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Myers said that the investigation into Applegate’s death is ongoing and could take about a month to complete.

It will include looking at medical records.

 

Written by Gift Amadi

Gift Eruchi Amadi is a passionate blogger.

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