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Resident death reported at Hutchinson Correctional Facility
Charles A. Beck Jr.
Charles A. Beck Jr.

TOPEKA – Hutchinson Correctional Facility resident Charles A. Beck Jr. died Friday, March 11, after being transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The cause of death is pending an autopsy but is not believed to be COVID-19 related, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of KDOC, the death is under investigation by the department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Beck, 48 was serving a hard 25 sentence plus 165-months for convictions in Sedgwick and Russell counties. The convictions stem from 2014 when he pleaded guilty to his girlfriend’s first-degree murder and the attempted first-degree murder of her 15-year-old son in Derby. He was convicted in 2006 in Russell County for possession of drugs, violating a protection from abuse order, and battery against a law enforcement officer.