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Inmate dies of apparent suicide at Varner Unit

Posted By on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:41 AM

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Gregg Smith, 28, an inmate at the Varner Unit in Grady, died last night of apparent suicide, the Arkansas Department of Correction announced this morning.

Smith was found "hanging from a homemade noose in the single-man cell he was assigned to," a release said. The State Police will investigate.

Smith began serving a 32-year sentence from Randolph County for first-degree murder in January 2010.  He was convicted of killing his girlfriend's father.

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