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Red Onion Offender Dies Following Apparent In-Cell Attack

July 03, 2020

RICHMOND — An offender at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia died this evening following an apparent attack by his cellmate.

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 VADOC 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.

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