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Homeless Veteran ‘Baked To Death’ In Jail Cell

Jerome Murdough

A homeless veteran reportedly “baked to death” inside a jail cell on Rikers Island. Jerome Murdough’s death was attributed to faulty equipment, which heated his cell above 100 degrees. The 56-year-old man’s family said he suffered from mental illness, which often caused psychotic episodes and seizures. Although the official medical examination was inconclusive, officials admit… Read more »