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Death row inmate hangs himself in Ely prison

CARSON CITY — White Pine county authorities say an inmate on death row for a Las Vegas murder has hanged himself in his Ely prison cell.

The sheriff’s office says Timothy L. Redmen was found dead from an apparent suicide on Nov. 18. They say the cell door was wedged shut and had to be removed so prison officials could gain entry.

Nevada Department of Corrections spokewsoman Suzanne Pardee says an autopsy is planned.

Redmen had been on death row since Nov. 1990 after being convicted of fatally shooting Max Biederman. Biederman’s face was mutilated with an iron railing, his hands cut off and his body left in a trash bin. Biederman’s hands were found in a bag in the desert.

In July, the Nevada Supreme Court rejected an appeal of Redman’s conviction.

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