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Oregon inmate found dead in prison cell

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 PENDLETON, Ore. - The Oregon Corrections Department says a 21-year-old inmate has been found dead in his cell in the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton.

A prison spokeswoman says Timothy Waddell was found unresponsive on Sunday. Oregon State Police are investigating the manner of death.

Waddell was serving a life sentence for murder. He was sent to prison last May 12 for the murder of 70-year-old Tom Green, a former Cave Junction mayor known for befriending troubled young people.