Jail Inmate Dies

Decatur, Miss.
A Newton County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell Monday night. State officials are investigating.

Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight says Cedric Holliday was found hung in his cell, apparently at his own hand. Knight says Holliday left a note.

Holliday had recently been convicted of gratification of lust on a minor and was awaiting sentencing.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate.