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Sex Offender Commits Suicide in Graterford Prison

Marvin Landaverry, formerly of Bensalem, was found hanging in his cell in Graterford State Prison Tuesday morning. He was convicted of sexual assault against a woman and a girl.

 

A convicted sex offender that used to live in Bensalem committed suicide in prison this week.

According to PhillyBurbs.com, Marvin Landaverry, 53, formerly of Arrowhead Drive, was found hanging in his cell at the State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Montgomery County Tuesday morning.

A Montgomerynews.com report said Graterford Superintendent Mike Wenerowicz reported the inmate’s death. He was pronounced dead by the institutional medical staff after attempting to revive him. An investigation into the death (required by law in prison suicide cases) is under way.

Landaverry had just begun serving a 10-year sentence for sexual assault and related offenses on Sept. 24. He committed sex crimes against two victims -- a woman and a girl under 13.

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