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White Supremacist Found Dead in Jail

November 18, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A white supremacist inmate was found dead Sunday in the Shasta County Jail while serving time for torching three synagogues and awaiting trial for allegedly killing a gay couple.

Benjamin Williams, 34, was discovered dead with cuts to his legs and arms when he didn't respond to a call for breakfast about 6:30 a.m., said Redding Police Sgt. Dan Kupsky.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death, police said.

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