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Immigration detainee dies in custody in Victorville

March 6, 2012 |  8:37 am

A 58-year-old immigration detainee died while undergoing treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in Victorville, immigration authorities said this week.

Fernando Dominguez-Valivia, a native of Mexico, was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in November after being released from a San Bernardino County jail, according to a statement from the federal agency.

He had been in treatment for pneumonia at Victor Valley Community Hospital since mid-February.

Dominguez, who died Sunday, had a history of heart troubles, officials said. He is the sixth ICE detainee to die in custody since October.

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