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Coroner's inquest scheduled in 2013 death of inmate

Matthew Koncseler died in Schuylkill County Prison

POTTSVILLE, Pa. - A coroner's inquest has been scheduled to determine the cause of death of Matthew Koncseler, a Schuylkill County Prison inmate who died in March 2013.

The purpose of the inquest is to determine if the man's death was caused by a criminal act or negligence.

The inquest tentatively has been scheduled for 1 p.m. March 19, said Atty. John Fegley of the Schuylkill County district attorney's office

A six-member jury was selected Friday for the inquest.

Fegley said it will be the first coroner's inquest in many years in the county.

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