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Murder suspect in New York dies of cancer hours after arrest

November 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Murder suspect in New York dies of cancer hours after arrest

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On Tuesday, a murder suspect who was apprehended after remaining on the lam from police for eight months — died of cancer only hours after his arrest.

Authorities in Albany apprehended 30-year-old Taron Robinson on Tuesday afternoon and charged him with second-degree murder for the murder of Christopher Hardy, 27, in April, The Times-Union reported.

Robinson died ten hours later.

“There will be an autopsy, but he was dying of cancer and was in bad shape,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said.

Robinson, who worked as an enforcer in the Jungle Junkies gang, had previously been behind bars for dealing crack but was released in 2016 because he had terminal cancer.

He reportedly shot Hardy twice while the victim was sitting in his vehicle, then removed an electronic monitoring bracelet from his ankle and went on the run.

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