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Inmate apparently strangled in Warren County cell with 1 month left on sentence

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 16:43:20-04

TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

According to WCPO media partner the Journal-News, Kevin Nill was found in his cell on Monday at the prison outside Lebanon, a rope around his neck. He was pronounced dead at 9:43 a.m. Monday the Atrium Medical Center, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

Nill was to be released on May 24, according to online Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction records.

Nill was not hanging when he was found and injuries were consistent with strangulation, which was determined the cause of death, Burke said.

Today the Ohio Highway Patrol investigator assigned to the case declined to comment on the case, while the investigation continued.

Prison officials confirmed the fatality and investigation, but provided no other information.