Coroner Names Inmate that Died After Prison Fight

One inmate died following a fight at Lee Correctional Institution.

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP/WLTX) - An inmate is dead after a fight inside a South Carolina prison.

Multiple media organizations report Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said Sunday that 22-year-old inmate Christian D. Ray died after the incident at Lee Correctional Institution. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

South Carolina Corrections Department spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe says the inmate died from injuries suffered in a prison fight Saturday evening. Sharpe says the incident is under investigation.

She says Ray was admitted to the facility October 28, 2014. He was serving a 7-year-sentence for attempted robbery in Richland County.  

Four inmates were found dead in April in a housing unit at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia. Two inmates were charged with murder. One told The Associated Press he and an accomplice beat and strangled the four men from the unit for mentally ill prisoners because they couldn't endure prison life and wanted to be executed.

AP/WLTX


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