Prisoner believed to be killed by cellmate at Red Onion State facility
WISE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A man died Friday at Dickenson Community Hospital after apparently being murdered by his cellmate.
According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, the 47-year-old victim was in the general population at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, and serving a life sentence with no parole for first-degree murder.
The suspect is 54, and serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, carjacking and robbery.
The name of the victim is being kept confidential until the Department of Corrections tries to reach family.
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