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Former deputy sentenced for suspect beating found dead

Kirby Dollar was pronounced dead Monday afternoon from a gunshot wound. Kirby Dollar was pronounced dead Monday afternoon from a gunshot wound.
SALEM, AL (WTVM) -

Officials tells News Leader 9 a former Russell County sheriff's deputy sentenced earlier this year for beating a handcuffed man has been found dead.   

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris was called to the scene and Kirby Dollar was pronounced dead Monday outside a home on Lee Road 201 in Salem. 

Harrissays 38-year old Dollar was found in his driveway with a gunshot wound tothe chest.

Dollar and another deputy, Tim Watford, were recently sentenced after being found guilty of beating Patrick Harrington.

Kirby Dollar was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay restitution to Harrington. Dollar accepted a plea deal and pled guilty in August to avoid going to trial.

Watford was sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution. 

The men were convicted last year for the deprivation of rights under the color of law. 

Authorities say Harrington was found in November 2010 by a bail bondsmen. Harrington said Dollar and Watford arrived at the scene and beat him. 

Dollar was supposed to report to federal prison Monday afternoon to start serving his sentence. 


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