JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be conducted on a Mississippi inmate who died in the emergency room at a prison hospital.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Friday that 54-year-old Antonio D. Hay was pronounced dead Friday at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.
Hay is at least the 56th Mississippi inmate to die since late December.
He was serving a life sentence for the death of a pizza delivery driver during an armed robbery in Vicksburg.