East Texas inmate dies

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:01pm

Sheriff J. B. Smith tells Fox51 an inmate died early morning saturday after she was found gasping for air in her cell.
The inmate was identified as 57-year-old Sonya Armstrong.
According to Sheriff Smith, Armstrong was found in her cell gasping for air shortly after 2 AM and was then taken to a local hospital.
Armstrong was pronounced dead at 3:30 AM.
An autopsy has been ordered and the Texas Rangers are investigating the death.
Sheriff Smith also confirmed that Armstrong had a history of heart disease.



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