Keith Luke, a self-described neo-Nazi who was convicted of murdering a man and a woman and raping and critically wounding another woman in Brockton in 2009, died Monday after a possible suicide attempt, officials said.
Luke, 28, of Brockton, was found guilty last May and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for his attacks on the three people of Cape Verdean descent. He confessed to police that he targeted nonwhites and planned to end his spree by committing suicide.
He had been on life support at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Center in Shirley Saturday.
Luke was pronounced dead Monday afternoon, said Department of Correction spokesman Darren Duarte.
“We suspect it’s another suicide attempt by Luke,” said Duarte in an e-mail about his death. An investigation is ongoing, he said.
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