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Apr 24, 2013 6:52 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Opelousas inmate death due to hypertension complications

An autopsy of an Opelousas City Jail inmate, who died Monday, shows Nathaniel Johnson Jr., 45, died of complications related to hypertension, according to Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow.

Monday, Johnson, who was in jail charged with aggravated battery, was found lying on the floor of his cell. "An ambulance was called out to the jail, and at that time paramedics proceeded to perform CPR on Mr. Johnson," Gallow said. He was pronounced dead at Opelousas General Health System. "Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family," Gallow said.

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