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Updated: 09/30/2014 06:18:37PM

Officer fired, 8 suspended after inmate’s death

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By ADAM KREGER

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SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — A corrections officer at Charlotte Correctional Institution was fired this week, but authorities won’t say whether his termination was related to the investigation into the death of inmate Matthew Walker.

Lt. Tyler Triplett was dismissed Tuesday, and eight other officers from the Punta Gorda prison remain on leave, according to Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jessica Cary.

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