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Homicide suspect Benjamin Pierce lifeless after being discovered unresponsive in holding cell, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — The person accused of stabbing his spouse to demise died Saturday in his jail cell, the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed.

Deputies mentioned 39-year-old Benjamin Pierce killed his spouse Leslie Ann Pierce Friday morning.

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Investigators mentioned Leslie Ann was an educator with Katy ISD.

The couple’s 7-year-old youngster was inside the house on Painted Meadow Circle and deputies mentioned he could have witnessed the assault.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez mentioned Benjamin had been positioned in a single-man holding cell and was discovered unresponsive at about 4:30 a.m.

Jail workers tried to revive him however he was pronounced lifeless on the hospital.

There have been no obvious indicators of trauma or foul play, in accordance with Gonzalez.

An outdoor regulation enforcement company will likely be investigating the jail demise.

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