Inmate Death In St. Tammany Parish Lockup Under Investigation

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An investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at St. Tammany Parish correctional center on Sunday.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies noticed 52-year-old inmate Marcus Morris needed medical attention, and gave him first aid until the ambulance arrived.

Morris was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The St. Tammany Parish coroner's office is planning an autopsy to determine Morris's cause of death.

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