Parchman inmate dies in prison after altercation

Published 10:23 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2017

JACKSON (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.

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

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The actual cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy. Further details were not released.