POUND, Va. (AP) — An inmate at a Virginia prison who died Friday apparently was killed by his cellmate, officials said.
The 47-year-old inmate who died was serving a life sentence at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia, without the possibility of parole for a first-degree murder conviction, the Virginia Department of Corrections said in a news release.
The 54-year old cellmate who apparently attacked the inmate is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, carjacking and robbery convictions, the department said.
The department, which didn’t immediately release the name of either inmate, said the man’s death was being investigated as a homicide. Its news release didn’t disclose any other information about the investigation.