Prison officials say inmate died after fight between inmates

June 28, 2018 - 3:19 pm

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Prison officials say they're investigating the death of a Georgia inmate following a fight with another inmate.

The Department of Corrections said in a news release that Ware State Prison inmate Marquis Walker was pronounced dead just before 11 a.m. Thursday.

The agency says investigators believe Walker died from injuries suffered in a fight with another inmate. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Walker was sentenced in 2016 on burglary and forgery charges in Richmond County. His maximum release date was 2030.

Prison officials previously announced three apparent suicides in the past week: one at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville Wednesday, one at Wilcox State Prison on Monday and one at Pulaski State Prison on Sunday.

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