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May 23, 2013 8:41 AM by AP/CS

Inmate with cancer dies in custody

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 50-year-old man in Orleans Parish custody has died of cancer.

The sheriff's office, in a statement Wednesday, said John C. Alexcee died Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. at the interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans.

Alexcee was being held on a $3 million bond for charges of aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping.

The sheriff's office says Alexcee was diagnosed with metastatic cancer during his incarceration and died after a brief hospitalization.

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