ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man whom police say killed a man in Virginia last year has been found dead in his jail cell.
The Washington Post reports that Jitesh Patel was found unconscious and pronounced dead at an Arlington County jail on Monday morning.
Arlington County police are investigating while the county sheriff’s office said the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Patel was awaiting trial after authorities said he shot, stabbed and choked to death 40-year-old John Giandoni in March 2018.
Prosecutors said Patel had been having an affair with Giandoni’s ex-girlfriend. Patel was also a married father.
The 43-year-old Patel had lived in Woodbine, Maryland, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Washington, D.C.
Giandoni lived in Ballston, Virginia, which is just outside the nation’s capital.
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