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Hillsborough County jail inmate dies after being taken to hospital

The inmate spent six days in jail, then fell ill and was hospitalized, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
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Published Aug. 4, 2020
Updated Aug. 4, 2020

TAMPA — Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of an inmate who died Monday after spending about six day in the Orient Road Jail.

Kai Summers, 42, had been booked into the jail on July 28 on multiple charges of aggravated child abuse, child abuse and child neglect, records show.

On Sunday, Summers’ health declined and she was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Summers had “previously been diagnosed with a host of medical issues,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Summers died just before 3 p.m. Monday. Her family was notified and the Medical Examiner’s Office will take part in the ongoing investigation. No other details were released by the Sheriff’s Office.