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Man Accused of Killing Blues Singer Jackie Neal Attempts Suicide

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The man accused of killing Baton Rouge blues singer Jackie Neal  has reportedly attempted to kill himself inside the East Baton Rouge Prison.

Details are sketchy, but 9 News has heard that somehow James White obtained some pills. He apparently took the pills and is being treated for an overdose.

White was arrested March 10th at the beauty shop where he allegedly shot Jackie Neal. Authorities said White tried to kill himself that night, but was unsuccessful. 

At last report, White's attorney, Nelvil Hollingsworth, was on his way to the hospital to personally check on his client's condition.

Reporter:  Jim Shannon

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