Caldwell County Man Dies At Central Prison (2016-12-16 13:41:01)

A Caldwell County man awaiting trial on murder charges has died in his cell.

Donnie Ward was found unresponsive in his cell at Central Prison just after midnight Thursday morning. Corrections and Medical Staff initiated CPR, but Ward was later declared dead, the result of an apparent suicide. State Capitol Police are  investigating.

Ward, age 41, was being held at Central Prison as a safekeeper, pre-trial detainee. He was charged with murder in the November 2015 shooting death of Eleuterio Vasquez Petrez.


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