COLUMBUS (AP) – Authorities say an Ohio inmate was assaulted by another inmate in a prison recreation area and died the next day.
The State Highway Patrol says it is investigating the attack that occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 70 miles northeast of Columbus.
Patrol spokesman Lt. Robert Sellers says the victim was taken to a local hospital, then transported to a Columbus hospital, where he was pronounced dead Aug. 25. The prisoner’s name hasn’t been released.
In March, a serial killer dubbed the “Angel of Death” was beaten to death by a fellow Ohio inmate at Toledo Correctional Institution in northwest Ohio.
In February, an inmate was strangled by another inmate in a prison transport van in Pickaway County in central Ohio.