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Dead inmate, 58, was suspected of attempted murder

A 58-year-old male inmate from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles died Tuesday while getting medical treatment in Burbank, officials announced.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Eduardo Hernandez said the inmate's identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The sheriff’s department has a contract with DaVita dialysis center in Burbank where the inmate died, but Hernandez was not sure how long the contract has been in place.

The department uses several dialysis centers and it was not immediately clear if the man was only treated in Burbank.

“It’s unclear how long he had been treated there at this point,” Hernandez said of DaVita.

The man was arrested in February on suspicion of mayhem and attempted murder of a family member, Hernandez added.

Los Angeles County coroners officials were investigating the cause of the cause of death.

Burbank firefighter paramedics responded to the dialysis center in the 1200 block of North San Fernando Boulevard at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after he became unconscious prior to leaving, according to police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Jason Wells and Maria Hsin, Times Community News

Twitter: @JasonBretWells


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