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Harford County inmate dies from heart attack

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 13:56:22-04

A 54-year-old inmate from the Harford County Jail died on Saturday after going into cardiac arrest. 

Saturday afternoon deputies were assessing John Kobler Burkley health, and decided to take him to a hospital. 

When Burkley got to the hospital, his condition worsened, and he died around 5:30 p.m. after having a heart attack. 

Burkley's death is believed to be the result of pre-existing medical conditions, according to The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

Burkley was booked in the detention center on August 15 for a violation of probation. He was originally charged with a D.U.I.