Man awaiting trial in brother’s death found dead in jail

SPARTANBURG, S. C. – Authorities say a 21-year-old man awaiting trial in South Carolina on charges he killed his brother has been found dead in a prison.

Spartanburg County Coroner Chief Investigator Randy Bogan said in a statement that Amarendra Dasa was found dead around 5:10 until Saturday. Bogan not release details about where Dasa is found or how he died. An autopsy is planned.

The authorities say that Dasa stabbed his 16-year-old brother Aja in the stomach at their home in February 2015, but have released no motive. The teenager died on a neighbor’s porch.

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