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Wrangell man dies of Ketchikan jail injuries


KETCHIKAN (AP) – An autopsy has been ordered for a 20-year-old Wrangell man who died of injuries suffered in a Ketchikan jail.

Alaska State Troopers say Brendon Sample on Thursday attempted to hang himself with a bed sheet while alone in a cell at Ketchikan Correctional Center.

Corrections staff found him unresponsive. He was taken to Peace Health Ketchikan Medical.

He stayed in the intensive care unit until 1 a.m. Friday, when he was flown to Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.

Sample was pronounced dead Saturday in Anchorage.

Online court records indicate Sample on Jan. 11 was charge...

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