Inmate dies after being found unconscious in cell at county jail in North Platte

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NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska — A 43-year-old North Platte man has died after being found unconscious in his Lincoln County Jail cell.

Authorities say Christopher Taylor died around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Great Plains Health in North Platte. He'd been found in his cell a little before 8 p.m. on July 31.Officers say he'd hanged himself.

Taylor was arrested on July 30 and faced charges of sexual assault of a child.

State law requires a grand jury investigation whenever a person dies in custody or in the process of being detained.

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