Franklin County inmate being held on child sex charges dies

The inmate died Wednesday night from what is believe to have been a heart attack.

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 4:44 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2019 10:55 AM

An inmate at the Franklin County Jail died Wednesday night, according to Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver.

Oliver says Kenneth McDonald died after what they believe was a heart attack. Officials say McDonald was experiencing blood pressure issues.

Kenneth McDonald

His condition got worse Wednesday night, and he was taken to the hospital where he died.

McDonald was being held on child sex charges. He was also charged for trying to solicit the murder of someone in order to affect the charges against him. Read more about this here.

Oliver says the department was holding McDonald for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. He'd been in the jail since April.

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