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Wed July 22, 2009

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McAlester, OK – Officials investigate 2nd inmate death

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Prison officials are investigating a second death of an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

Officials say 45-year-old Kenneth Gore died Monday night after guards found him beaten and lying on the floor of his cell.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie says Gore's cellmate, 24-year-old Aaron Prado, is considered the suspect.

Gore's death is the second at the maximum-security prison in two days. In an unrelated incident, 23--year-old Blake Ford died Monday after fighting with his cellmate Sunday afternoon.

Massie says Ford's cellmate, 23-year-old Jeremy Lyons, is suspected in Ford's death.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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