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An inmate at Nash Correctional Institution died Dec. 31 of an apparent suicide, according to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Robert Spicer, 48, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 12:36 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. Prison staff, medical staff and local paramedics responded and worked to resuscitate Spicer, who was pronounced dead at 12:56 a.m. at the facility by Nash County EMS.
Spicer, who was from Davie County, was admitted to prison in 2005 for a first-degree sexual offense with a child. His projected release date was Nov. 19, 2067.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation are assisting with the investigation.