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Foul Play Not Suspected In Female Prison Inmate's Death

Foul Play Not Suspected In Female Prison Inmate's Death

Authorities in St. Bernard Parish say foul play is not suspected in the death of a female inmate at the parish prison.

Sheriff James Pohlmann tells The New Orleans Advocate that 19-year-old Nimali Henry had been jailed for almost two weeks after a domestic dispute.

She was found unresponsive on the floor of her cell at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. Pohlmann says officials tried to revive Henry but she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Records show Henry was arrested March 21 after a disturbance at a home in the 1800 block of Suzi Drive. She was booked with disturbing the peace, simple battery and unauthorized entry.

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