Death of a Dallas Co. Jail Inmate Under Investigation
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
Sheriff Mike Granthum says 26 year old inmate John Murray, Jr. of Selma was found in his cell unresponsive last week.
Granthum says an independent agency was brought in — to investigate the situation.
Murray’s body was then sent to forensics — for a toxicology report — and a full autopsy to determine the cause of death.
“The jail’s in a dorm-type setting where each individual inmate, there’s two to a cell. Of course, it’s still early in the investigation and I can’t release too much. But there’s no visible sign of any type foul play or anything at this time,” Granthum said.
“We called SBI in. They sent investigators. And we turned everything over to them.”
Granthum says Murray had been an inmate at the jail for several years — awaiting trial on a capital murder charge.