FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities say a North Texas man charged with molesting children attending parties at a miniature-train complex he built in his yard has died after he was attacked while in custody.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports another inmate at the Tarrant County Jail complex was suspected in Wednesday’s death of 76-year-old Clinton Don Simpson of Keller. Sheriff’s spokesman David McClelland says Texas Rangers would investigate.READ MORE: UPDATE: Severe T-Storm Watch Until 8AM For North Texas Early Wednesday Morning
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A medical examiner reports Simpson suffered blunt force head injuries and died at a Fort Worth hospital. Manner of death was homicide.
Simpson ran “Mr. Don’s Whistle Stop.” He was arrested in 2007 and faced more than a dozen charges of aggravated sexual assault, indecency with a child or sexual abuse.MORE NEWS: Madams And Prostitutes Thrived In 'Hell's Half Acre' Brothels In Fort Worth
Records show Simpson was repeatedly found incompetent to stand trial and spent time at state hospitals.