- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) - State officials are investigating the death of a 20-year-old inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

WLBT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2oabgKg ) that Marel Gartney was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at the prison hospital.

Gartney was serving two sentences for a total of 10 years from Coahoma County.

WLBT reports that he was convicted in September 2013 of shooting into a dwelling and shooting at a car.

An autopsy is planned to help determine the cause and manner of his death.

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Information from: WLBT-TV, https://www.wlbt.com

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