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Inmate found dead in cell at Leavenworth penitentiary

Updated: 2014-02-15T15:16:12Z

An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth was found unresponsive in his cell early Saturday morning.

The inmate, Larry Hough, 68, was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m. The death was an apparent suicide, prison officials said.

Hough had been incarcerated at Leavenworth since December 2012 on drug-related charges. He had a projected release date in August 2015.

Diane Stafford, stafford@kcstar.com

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