Alleged courthouse gunman asked for medical help day before death

Daniel Schlienz was suffering flu-like symptoms on Monday, and died Tuesday morning in a Duluth hospital. The Duluth News Tribune says there were no signs of foul play or self-inflicted injuries.
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Daniel Schlienz was suffering flu-like symptoms on Monday, and died Tuesday morning in a Duluth hospital. The Duluth News Tribune says there were no signs of foul play or self-inflicted injuries.

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