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Autopsy: Natural causes killed man who collapsed in courtroom

Mar 06, 2013 -- 12:17pm


Southeast Missourian

A 73-year-old inmate who collapsed and died Monday in a Cape Girardeau County courtroom while awaiting arraignment died of natural causes, according to autopsy results.

Coroner John Clifton said the autopsy of Daniel E. Stroder of Wappapello, Mo., revealed nothing unusual, although the final details will not be available for two to three weeks. Stroder was to be arraigned on felony charges of violating probation for writing a bad check.

He was taken by ambulance from the courthouse in Jackson to Saint Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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