Death of inmate, 64, at Kennebec jail not considered suspicious

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AUGUSTA (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 64-year-old Waterville man being held at the Kennebec County Jail does not appear suspicious.

Sheriff Randall Liberty told the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/16pqO4b ) that Dana Kitchin was alone in a cell last Friday when a guard making a routine check found him unresponsive and with a low pulse.

The jail’s medical team tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kitchin, who was arrested by Waterville police last Wednesday on a criminal trespass charge, appears to have died because of an unspecified medical problem. He was placed in isolation because of disruptive behavior.

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Per protocol, the death is under investigation by state police.

In an unrelated case, a 33-year-old man died at the Cumberland County Jail on Sunday.

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