Officials: Heroin killed Tucson inmate

2011-10-28T08:04:00Z 2011-10-28T09:16:26Z Officials: Heroin killed Tucson inmateVeronica M. Cruz, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 28, 2011 8:04 am  • 

The death of an inmate at a Tucson prison over the summer has been ruled a drug overdose.

Carlo Krakoff, 36, died from an accidental heroin overdose on July 31, said a news release from the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Krakoff was found unresponsive in his cell at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Santa Rita Unit, the release said. Krakoff was serving a 13-year sentence for armed robbery.

Prison officials have not said how Krakoff was able to obtain heroin.

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