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Death of Man in Custody Is Ruled a Homicide

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June 24, 2004|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A man who died in custody last month was asphyxiated while being restrained, the Shasta County coroner ruled.

Khamhane Philapandeth, 23, was killed during a struggle with a sheriff's deputy and security guards at the Win-River Casino, pathologist Susan Comfort said in concluding the death was a homicide.

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