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Alabama lawmaker Demetrius Newton dies

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Alabama State Representative Demetrius Newton passed away at his home in Birmingham. Newton was 85 years old. A cause of death is not yet known, although Newton had been ill for some time.

He served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 1986, representing District 53 which includes part of Jefferson county. Newton was the first African-American Speaker Pro-Tem of the House, a position he held from 1998 to 2010.

This is a developing story. No funeral arrangements have been announced



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