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Inmate Found Hanged At Central Prison

The Department of Correction says an inmate at Central Prison was found hanged in a janitor's closet Sunday night.

A statement from the department said the body of 28-year-old
Eric Queen was discovered around 7 p.m. by a corrections officer
making rounds at the prison. Queen was pronounced dead in the
prison's emergency room at 7:19 p.m.

The department will conduct its own internal investigation, and the State Bureau of Investigation has also been called in to investigate, as is routine in unnatural inmate deaths.

Queen was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, one
count of attempted murder and several other charges in connection
with the August 1998 murders of Susan Moore and Tracy Lambert in
Cumberland County.

Debra Cheeseborough was shot several times in the same incident,
but survived.


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