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Associated Press, Published March 20 2012

Burleigh County jail inmate died of alcohol-related problems

BISMARCK (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that a Burleigh County jail inmate who died over the weekend suffered from health problems related to alcohol addiction.

Forty-year-old Bernard Hewitt was arrested on Thursday night on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Montana. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Hewitt became sick on Saturday morning and was taken to a Bismarck hospital, where he died. Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert says Hewitt had heart and liver problems.

North Dakota's state jail inspector will review the case.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.