Inmate death at Somers prison under investigation

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prisons officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Shelton man serving a five-year sentence for burglary.

A Department of Correction spokeswoman says 63-year-old John Joseph Filippone was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday at Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers.

Spokeswoman Karen Martucci says Filippone was found with a ligature around his neck. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was sentenced in March 2014 and had been in department custody since January 2014.

The medical examiner’s office says Filippone’s cause of death is pending.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s