OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) — A man convicted of holding a 10-year-old girl prisoner for 17 days in a suburban New York dungeon has been found dead in his prison cell.
A state corrections spokeswoman says John Esposito was found unresponsive in his cell at Sing Sing on Wednesday. She says the death was under investigation but didn't appear to be suspicious.
He was serving a 15-to-life term for kidnapping Katie Beers and hiding her for 17 days under his Bay Shore, N.Y. home in 1992.
Linda Foglia says a corrections officer observed Esposito "not breathing" around 3:30 p.m. at the Ossining, N.Y., facility.
He had appeared before the parole board earlier in the day.
Beers said in a statement to CBS-TV she's happy Esposito will "never have the opportunity to hurt anyone ever again."
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