Inmate found dead at south Mississippi prison
(AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for capital murder has died at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, the prison said in a statement released Sunday.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections said foul play is not suspected in the death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, prison officials said.
The prison system said Troy Michael Daughtery, 48, was found unconscious in his bed Saturday evening. He did not respond to CPR.
Daughtery had been incarcerated for nearly 21 years. He was sentenced June 1, 1999 in Harrison County.
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