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    In 2007, detention officers found Timothy Allen Maynard hanging in a cell in Guilford County. Maynard had a history of depression, and his death was ruled a suicide. But official reviews of his death noted something so unusual that it hasn't turned up in any other jail suicide reviewed by The News & Observer: Maynard's hands were tied behind his back.

In 2007, detention officers found Timothy Allen Maynard hanging in a cell in Guilford County. Maynard had a history of depression, and his death was ruled a suicide. But official reviews of his death noted something so unusual that it hasn't turned up in any other jail suicide reviewed by The News & Observer: Maynard's hands were tied behind his back. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
In 2007, detention officers found Timothy Allen Maynard hanging in a cell in Guilford County. Maynard had a history of depression, and his death was ruled a suicide. But official reviews of his death noted something so unusual that it hasn't turned up in any other jail suicide reviewed by The News & Observer: Maynard's hands were tied behind his back. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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