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Confessed killer found hanged

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David W. Malone, 29, of Bowie was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at the Wise County Jail Wednesday night. Sheriff David Walker said that jailers had Malone is an isolation cell and were checking on him every thirty minutes. “When the jailer last walked by Malone was talking on the telephone,” Walker said Thursday. Seventeen minutes later the jailer looked inside the cell and saw Malone hanging from the sheet. Wise County EMS and the Decatur Fire Department were called and gave Malone CPR at the scene and on the way to Wise Regional Health System. Peace Justice Mandy Hopkins Hayes pronounced Malone dead at the hospital. Walker said a Texas Ranger from Garland had been called to investigate the case. ┬áMalone earlier this week admitted to killing Samantha Jo McNorton, 29, and burying her body in a desolate field near Greenwood. He was being held on $2-million bond. Walker said his jailers had received no indication of suicidal tendencies from Malone.