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Man dies after fight in Cook County Jail

A man being held at the Cook County Jail died after getting into a fight with another inmate.

Tony Purnell was being held on a disorderly conduct charge suffered a head injury from the fight.

Purnell was taken to Stroger Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

No charges have been filed against the inmate who assaulted him.


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