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Wed May 5, 2010

Death Row Inmate Found Dead

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Department of Corrections officials say a death row inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester has died.

Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie says correctional officers found the prisoner in a cell he shares with another inmate late Tuesday afternoon.

He says initial indications are the inmate may have died of natural causes, but an investigation hasn't been completed.

Massie says the inmate's name wasn't immediately released because his family hadn't been notified.

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