Man charged with murder has died

February 8, 2011 8:17:25 PM PST
A man charged with murdering a Wake County teenager is now dead.The Wake County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Alonza Hunter committed suicide in jail Tuesday.

Jailers discovered Hunter unconscious with a sheet around his neck.

Investigators say Hunter shot 19-year-old Jonathan Smith last Thursday as he sat in a car behind his home. Smith was not the intended target.

The teenager died from his injuries over the weekend.

Further details about the incident have not been released.

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