Family has questions after inmate was found unresponsive in prison

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A New York family has some serious questions after their loved one was found unresponsive in a prison cell.

Delmus Tanner was serving a five-year prison sentence for drug charges in Albany. In November, his cellmate found him unresponsive.

Tanner was later taken to the hospital and put on life support, but later died.

Tanner’s death certificate says he was strangled, and now his wife is questioning that report.

“I looked over his entire body, there was nothing on him, there were no marks on him, no bruises,” His ex-wife, Ashley Farrell, said. “It didn’t look like he was in a fight. The only mark was the mark around his neck.”

Farrell says State police told her their investigation would wrap up by the start of the year.

However, State police told Rochester Nexstar contributor WROC that they’re waiting on a toxicology report.

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