Jail inmate found dead in cell had hanged himself, Adams County authorities say


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HASTINGS, Nebraska — Adams County authorities say a county jail inmate found dead in his Hastings cell on Saturday had hanged himself.

The body of 39-year-old Matthew Arterburn was found in his cell around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. County Attorney Donna Fegler Daiss (deyes) released her ruling on Wednesday in her role as county coroner.

Sheriff Gregg Magee says the jail had been waiting on paperwork to send Arterburn to a state prison so he could serve his time there on convictions for child pornography.

Fegler Daiss says state law requires grand juries to investigate whenever someone dies in custody or while being arrested.

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