Tyler Perry's Nephew Commits Suicide in Jail
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The 26-year-old Gavin Porter who's sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly killing his biological father back 2016 has been found dead inside his cell.

AceShowbiz - Tyler Perry's family members are demanding answers after the actor and director's nephew committed suicide behind bars.

Officials at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana insist 26-year-old Gavin Porter hanged himself in his cell on Tuesday night, February 25, 2020, according to TMZ, but Perry's sister, who is the dead man's mum, isn't convinced he took his own life.

Sources tell the outlet Porter was placed in solitary confinement after fighting with another inmate over the weekend.

Gavin was arrested for shooting and killing his biological father in 2016. He pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years.

Perry has yet to comment on the family tragedy.

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