By Bria Brown

DETROIT (AP) — A man accused of arson who apparently couldn’t pay bond to get out of jail has died behind bars while waiting months for a court hearing.

There were no obvious signs of trauma on Tinyko Preuitt’s body when he died last week at the Wayne County jail, police said.

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Autopsy results were pending, The Detroit News reported.

Preuitt, 48, had been in jail since Oct. 14 when he was charged with preparing to burn a Detroit house, the newspaper said. His bond was set at $50,000.

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Preuitt was facing a court hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to send him to trial. Defense attorney James Humphries asked for an in-person hearing instead of one over Zoom. Judge Ronald Giles set one for April 16 — months later.

Humphries said a traditional court hearing is a better setting to challenge evidence and witness testimony.

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