KENT COUNTY, MI (WHTC) -- A Greenville area man accused of killing his girlfriend in late October is now dead. Kent County Jail authorities say that 51-year-old Scott Hammer was found dead in his cell this morning. When Hammer did not come out of his cell for breakfast around 5 A.M., authorities investigated and found him unresponsive. An autopsy performed this afternoon to determine the cause of death has found that Hammer strangled himself with his own boxer shorts. Hammer was charged with murder in the October 23rd strangulation death of his girlfriend, 29-year-old Danielle Scholten-Linderman. She was the mother of two children, ages 9 and 7.
Story by: Diane E Coston