State investigates homicide of inmate inside Ohio prison

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CHILLICOTHE, OH (AP) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the homicide of an inmate at a southern Ohio prison.

A patrol report says the April 29 death was the result of an inmate-on-inmate assault.

On Wednesday, spokesman for the patrol Lt. Craig Cvetan identified the slain inmate as 43-year-old Michael Keeton. Prison records show Keeton was serving a 3 1/2-year sentence for charges of escape and drug possession and was scheduled for release a year from September.

The medium-security prison about 50 miles south of Columbus houses about 2,700 male inmates including prisoners on the state’s death row.

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