- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Preliminary findings from an autopsy of an inmate in Mississippi suggest that the man died from a heart attack.

The Oxford Eagle reports the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office released the preliminary report for Lafayette County inmate Thomas Hamer III on Wednesday.

According to the report, 41-year-old Hamer had an enlarged heart and a 90 percent obstruction of an artery, resulting in a heart attack. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department says toxicology reports are unavailable.

Hamer was taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on Friday and pronounced dead upon arrival. Hamer faced federal charges of possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was scheduled to sign a plea agreement Wednesday.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, https://www.oxfordeagle.com

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