CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the homicide of an inmate at a state prison near Chillicothe.
A patrol report says the April 29 death was the result of an assault by another inmate.
The slain inmate was identified Wednesday as 43-year-old Michael Keeton. Prison records show Keeton was serving a 3 1/2-year sentence for charges out of Crawford County of escape and drug possession. He was scheduled for release a year from September.
The medium-security prison houses about 2,700 male inmates, including prisoners on the state’s death row.