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Cellmate Charged In ‘Jail Death’ Of #RexdaleHenry | RED POWER MEDIA

2.8.15

Cellmate Charged In ‘Jail Death’ Of Rexdale Wayne Henry | RED POWER MEDIA: Sheriff Tommy Waddell said Thursday that 34-year-old Justyn Schlegel was arrested this week in connection with Henry’s death.

“It was another inmate who was in the cell him at the time of his death. He remains in custody and is charged with murder,” Waddell said.

Some civil rights activists have been raising questions about the death of the 53-year-old member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, especially in light of heightened national scrutiny over deaths in police custody.

Henry was arrested July 9 for failing to pay fines due to the city of Philadelphia, Waddell said. The city uses the county jail. He was last seen alive about 30 minutes before his death, authorities have said.


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