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Red Onion offender dies following apparent in-cell attack

Staff report • Jul 3, 2020 at 10:15 PM

RICHMOND — An offender at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia, died Friday following an apparent attack by his cellmate, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Corrections.

The 47-year-old male inmate was pronounced dead at Dickenson Community Hospital at 6:49 p.m. The inmate was in general population, serving a life sentence without parole for first-degree murder. His name is being withheld while the Virginia Department of Corrections attempts to reach his next of kin.

The offender’s 54-year-old cellmate is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, carjacking and robbery. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, according to the release.

 

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