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Mississippi inmate dies in Parchman

An inmate serving three sentences for aggravated assault has died in prison following a dispute with his cellmate.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 4:12 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 7:17 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate serving three sentences for aggravated assault has died in prison following a dispute with his cellmate.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says 32-year-old Marc William McGrew was pronounced dead at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman at 10:11 p.m. Monday.

Marc McGrew | Photo: Mississippi Department of Corrections

McGrew had been in prison since 2015, serving a 25-year sentence for charges in Tate and DeSoto counties.

The actual cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.

Further details were not released.

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