Suspect in Lincoln baseball bat beating dies in jail
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - An inmate at the Lancaster County Department of Corrections has died after he was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday.
Correctional staff performed life-saving measures on 41-year-old Dale Kesselring until paramedics arrived. He had been incarcerated since Sept. 22.
Kesselring was arrested and put in jail for assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony after Lincoln Police said he assaulted two people with a bat outside of a southwest Lincoln home.
Arriving officers saw Kesselring restrained on the ground by a neighbor and found a 44-year-old woman near the entrance of the home with multiple serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.
LPD said the neighbor was also hit by Kesselring’s bat and had non-life-threatening injuries.
As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of Lancaster County Department of Corrections, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.
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