Maine State Prison inmate found dead

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 21, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.

WARREN, Maine — A Maine State Prison inmate was found dead at the Warren facility early Friday morning, according to officials.

George Henry O’Donnell, 79, was pronounced dead at 3 a.m., according to Scott Fish of the Maine Department of Corrections.

O’Donnell, who is from Franklin County, had served four months of a 30-month sentence he received in October 2003 for unlawful sexual contact, Fish said.

O’Donnell had been scheduled to be released in March 2016, with eight years of probation to follow.

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State police and the state medical examiner were notified of O’Donnell’s death, and both departments are reviewing.



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