Oklahoma death row inmate, Jared Jones, found dead in cell

Posted at 6:31 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 19:49:58-04

McAlester, Okla. -- Wednesday, an Oklahoma death row inmate was found dead in his cell during a unit check by a correctional officer, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Officials say Jared Jones was declared dead just after 10 Wednesday morning. Medical staff tried to revive Jones, but attempts were unsuccessful.

The department’s Inspector General is conducting an investigation into the death.

Jones was convicted and sentenced to death in Oklahoma County on three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.

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