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ACI inmate dies 2 days after murder indictment

Christian Boucher (WJAR)

A man being held at the state prison in Cranston died two days after he was indicted for murder in the death of his girlfriend.

The state Department of Corrections said 40-year-old Christian Boucher, of East Providence, died at the Adult Correctional Institutions on Sunday night.

“Mr. Christian Boucher was found unresponsive in his cell. All the signs point to suicide. Security and medical staff responded immediately performing CPR until Cranston Rescue arrived. Mr. Boucher was transported to RI Hospital by ambulance where he died," a Department of Corrections spokesman told NBC 10 News.

Boucher was indicted by a grand jury on Friday on charges of domestic second-degree murder and violating a no-contact order in the death of 29-year-old Justine Cavaco of Barrington. Police found Cavaco in a Burger King parking lot in Providence on Aug. 26. Witnesses told police a man kicked her in the stomach.

The circumstances of Boucher's death were not immediately released. State police say they are investigating Boucher's death, but say it did not appear suspicious.

An autopsy is planned.

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