18-year-old hangs self in Pulaski County Jail cell

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An 18-year-old inmate held on a rape charge at the Pulaski County Jail is dead after hanging himself in his cell.

    A jailer delivering a food tray found the inmate hanging from his bed with a sheet around his neck shortly before 11 a.m.

    The sheriff's department says jailers untied the sheet and tried to resuscitate the inmate until an ambulance arrived, but he was dead.

    The inmate had been held since April 4 on a $25,000 bond.

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