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Booking center inmate kills self, officials say


An inmate held on burglary and trespassing charges committed suicide yesterday at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, correctional officials said.

An officer at the center discovered Lavon C. Hinton, 45, of the 2200 block of Madison Ave. lying in his cell shortly after 9 a.m. with a sheet around his neck and the end tied to the top bunk. He was pronounced dead at 9: 33 a.m.

The death is being investigated by state police and the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services' Division of Pretrial Detention.

Pub Date: 9/14/96

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