Duval County inmate dies after days being hospitalized, JSO says

A 66-year-old Duval County inmate died at a local hospital Wednesday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said Leroy Beckett, 66, was transported to a hospital Friday due to “ongoing medical issues.” Beckett died under the hospital’s care.

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According to JSO, Beckett was originally arrested in July 2023 and accused of two counts of sale of cocaine.

Once the Medical Examiner’s Office determines the manner of death, it will follow an autopsy of the inmate, according to police.

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