Tecumseh State Correctional Institution inmate dies under 'suspicious circumstances'
Terry Berry, an inmate from the the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI), will be removed from life support. According to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), TSCI received notification from the Johnson County coroner on Wednesday. According to the coroner, the actual date of death will be noted on the death certificate as Monday, April 17, 2017, when doctors declared him legally brain dead.
Any decision regarding removal of life support or organ donation was made by Berry’s next-of-kin. NDCS offers its condolences to Mr. Berry’s family in this loss and recognizes the very difficult decisions they have made this week.
The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting a criminal investigation into Berry’s death. At this time, no further details have been released.
At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, Terry Berry was unresponsive in his cell. Staff members were alerted to his condition by Berry’s cellmate. Berry was not breathing and responding staff members immediately began CPR. Berry was transported to Johnson County Hospital and then to Bryan West in Lincoln.