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An untimely death at Concord, New Hampshire prison was ruled a suicide

Photo by Jackie Finn-Irwin via Flickr Creative Commons

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections says the cause of death of a man who died last week at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord was suicide.

Lawrence Pilla, 61, had been sentenced to 20 to 60 years for multiple counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Dover police arrested Pilla about a year ago. He'd been employed as a staff member of Granite State College's Child Welfare Education program.

Peter Biello is the host of All Things Considered and Writers on a New England Stage at New Hampshire Public Radio. He has served as a producer/announcer/host of Weekend Edition Saturday at Vermont Public Radio and as a reporter/host of Morning Edition at WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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