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From Post staff reports

An inmate facing charges of attempted first degree murder, failure to appear and tampering with evidence has died of an apparent heart attack while awaiting trial in the Wilson County Jail.

Darrius Wilson, a 19-year-old Lebanon man, “had just eaten breakfast and went back to bed complaining of a stomach ache around 7:30 a.m. Monday,” said Assistant Chief Robert Bryan with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. Wilson was discovered unresponsive a short time later around 8 a.m.

According to Bryan, Wilson had just seen the nurse the day before with a tooth ache.

“He was a model inmate. He acted right while he was in jail. CPR was started here on him until WEMA arrived and took over,” Bryan said.

Wilson was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered and is scheduled to be performed on Tuesday.

Wilson had been charged in connection with the death of a man in the Inman Court federal housing project several months ago.

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