Bridgewater: Prisoner found hanging in cell

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Authorities are investigating the death of a prisoner at the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater.

The state Department of Corrections confirmed for WATD that 49-year-old Robert Gigilo of Malden was found hanging in his cell late Wednesday afternoon.

He was pronounced dead a short time later at Morton Hospital in Taunton.

Giglio, convicted in 2009, was serving a 15-to-20-year sentence for child rape and assault.

He was the first person convicted under Jessica’s Law, which created the aggravated child rape statute, which is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in State Prison.

It also changed triggering offenses and increased penalties for subsequent offense of indecent assault and battery to a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and the state Department of Correction are investigating Giglio’s death.


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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.