HOOKERTON, N.C. (WAVY) — A inmate died in an apparent suicide on Monday at Maury Correctional Institute, according to officials with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Officials say 42-year-old Michael Grant was found unresponsive at 3:30 p.m. in the prison’s inmate dormitory.
Prison medical staff and local paramedics tried to resuscitate Grant, but he was officially pronounced dead at 4:08 p.m.
Officials haven’t released further information regarding the incident. Grant was serving a life sentence after being convicted of first degree murder in Pender County in 2013.