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Jerome Anthony Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former Marine arrested for sleeping in the roof landing of a New York City public housing project during one of the coldest recorded winters in city history, died last month in a Rikers Island jail cell that multiple city officials say was at least 100 degrees when his body was discovered. Murdough, 56, was found dead in his cell in a mental observation unit in the early hours of Feb. 15, 2014, after excessive heat, believed to be caused by an equipment malfunction, redirected its flow to his upper-level cell, the officials said. (AP Photo/Family Photo)