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Published March 20, 2012, 11:05 AM

ND jail inmate died of alcohol-related problems

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that a Burleigh County jail inmate who died over the weekend suffered from health problems related to alcohol addiction.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that a Burleigh County jail inmate who died over the weekend suffered from health problems related to alcohol addiction.

Forty-year-old Bernard Hewitt was arrested on Thursday night on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Montana. The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/GBXe6X) that Hewitt became sick on Saturday morning and was taken to a Bismarck hospital, where he died. Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert (HY'-nurt) says Hewitt had heart and liver problems.

North Dakota's state jail inspector will review the case.

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