In this Monday, Nov., 23, 1998, file photo, Byron Looper talks to his attorney Lionel Barrett in court during Looper's murder trial in Crossvile, Tenn. State correctional officials say Looper, a Tennessee inmate serving a life sentence for the murder of state Sen. Tommy Burks, was found dead in his cell in the Morgan County Correctional Complex, Wednnesday, June 26, 2013.
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published Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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About two hours before Byron "Low Tax" Looper was found dead in a prison cell Wednesday morning, he reportedly assaulted a pregnant female counselor.