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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Corrections officials say an inmate at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington has died.

The Department of Correction says 41-year-old Michael Piunti died Thursday morning at St. Francis Hospital. Officials say Delaware State Police are investigating Piunti's death as an apparent suicide.

Piunti arrived at the jail on Sept. 1. Officials say he was being held in default of bail on charges of forgery and other offenses.

Piunti's body has been turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office.

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An elderly couple was found shot in Berlin, yesterday.

They were Lester and Midge Wright in the early 90’s.

Responding to a call from a family member Berlin police found Midge dead at the home in bed from two gunshot wounds in the chest.

Lester was found on the floor with three similar self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Maryland State Police said Lester died of his injuries at the hospital.

The paper reports that the couple was seen as close with six decades of marriage behind them.