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Inmate who killed 3 girls, Bible studies teacher, fellow prisoner dies of apparent suicide

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An inmate convicted in 2000 of killing three teenage girls and a Bible studies teacher in Ohio and a fellow prisoner in 2012 has been found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell.

PHOTO: This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Lawrence Michael Hensley, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 after pleading guilty to killing three teen-aged girls and a Bible-studies teacher in Shelby County, Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Hensley's body was found hanging in a cell in an apparent suicide at the Ohio State Penitentiary on Sunday morning, June 21, 2015. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Lawrence Michael Hensley, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 after pleading guilty to killing three teen-aged girls and a Bible-studies teacher in Shelby County, Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Hensley's body was found hanging in a cell in an apparent suicide at the Ohio State Penitentiary on Sunday morning, June 21, 2015. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Lawrence Michael Hensley was found hanged at the Ohio State Penitentiary on Sunday morning. A patrol report says a suicide note was found in the cell at the Supermax facility.

Hensley was sentenced 15 years ago to life in prison after admitting he killed the girls and his teacher in 1999 in Shelby County, 40 miles north of Dayton.

Hensley received an additional life sentence for strangling 24-year-old Brad Hamlin at the state prison in Toledo.

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