- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - California corrections officials say they are investigating the death of a state prison inmate as a possible homicide.

They said Wednesday that a 43-year-old inmate was found unconscious in his cell at California State Prison, Corcoran, late Tuesday afternoon.

The inmate was pronounced dead at the prison’s medical facility. His name was not immediately released because relatives had not been notified.

He was originally sentenced in San Diego County for armed robbery, but later had time added for drug possession, assault and conspiracy to commit a crime as a second striker in prison.

Officials said the victim’s cellmate is considered a suspect. He is serving a life sentence for a Kings County murder.

The prison has nearly 3,400 inmates 50 miles south of Fresno.

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