Man convicted of child abuse, murder found dead in prison

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BUCKEYE - A man who had been convicted of child abuse was found dead in his jail cell.

Detention officers found 23-year-old Sean Pierce unresponsive in his housing unit in Buckeye.

Pierce had been incarcerated since April 14 after he was convicted for second-degree murder and child abuse.

He had been sentenced to 30 years and 6 months. An investigation into his death is underway.