Inmate with 4 convictions dies in Mississippi prison

An inmate serving four sentences has died in a Mississippi prison.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 10:33 AM

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — An inmate serving four sentences has died in a Mississippi prison.

News outlets reported that 32-year-old Lemario Smoot died Monday at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility near Pearl.

Smoot was serving 16 years for convictions in Hinds, Madison and Warren counties. Those included felony driving under the influence, robbery and fleeing from police.

A news release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections said he was pronounced dead in the infirmary shortly after 5:00 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

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