Man dies in Fannin County jail after being sentenced to 30 years

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A man sentenced to 30 years for aggravated sexual assault of a child died in the Fannin County Jail on that same day.

Paul Plecker was sentenced last Thursday.

The Fannin County Sheriff said Plecker, who was 66-years-old, was put in a single cell and was found dead later that day.

He says Plecker had some health issues and he believes he died of natural causes.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the death and Plecker's body was sent to the medical examiner's office.

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