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Inmate death at French Robertson Unit in Abilene under investigation

Victor Alfonso Reyna
Victor Alfonso Reyna
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The Office of Inspector General is investigating the death of an inmate at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene.

Victor Alfonso Reyna, 28, was found unresponsive in his prison cell at 6:50 p.m. on Monday.

He was pronounced dead at 7:16 p.m. in the prison's infirmary.

There were no signs of foul play, according TDCJ Director of Communications Jeremy Desel.

Desel said TDCJ notified Reyna's brother, Eduardo Gonzales, about Reyna's death at 9:35 p.m. Monday.

The preliminary cause of death is unknown pending toxicology results.

Reyna’s family said he suffered from asthma.

TDCJ said Reyna was serving a 15-year prison sentence for unlawful possession of cocaine and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

While in prison, he was charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and prohibited item in a correctional facility. Reyna was convicted on both charges and received a 20-year sentence.

He was initially eligible for parole on August 15, 2018. That parole was denied.

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