New Hanover man serving time for attempted murder found dead in his cell

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A New Hanover man serving time for attempted murder was found dead in his cell after an apparent suicide at Tabor Correctional Institution on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.
A New Hanover man serving time for attempted murder was found dead in his cell after an apparent suicide at Tabor Correctional Institution on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.

A New Hanover man serving time for attempted murder was found dead by apparent suicide in his cell at Tabor Correctional Institution in Tabor City on Wednesday.

Robert Walker, 56, was convicted of first-degree murder in New Hanover County court in 2016 and was serving a sentence of 13 years and six months.

Walker was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday and was later pronounced dead by local paramedics, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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Local law enforcement and the Department of Public Safety are investigating the death.

Walker was projected to be released from prison in December 2026.

This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: New Hanover man in prison for attempted murder found dead in cell

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