GRADY, Arkansas — Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the maximum security Varner SuperMax unit in Grady.
A spokeswoman says Steven Hill Jr. was found dead at 2:50 a.m. Monday by security staff delivering breakfast. Spokeswoman Shea Wilson says Hill hanged himself with a sheet attached to an air vent in the single-person cell.
Hill was serving a 62½ year sentence for rape and attempted murder convictions in Craighead County; a second-degree sexual assault conviction in Mississippi County; and a second-degree battery conviction in Lincoln County.
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