WJTV News Channel 12 - UPDATED: Hinds County Inmate Dies In Jail Cell Fight

UPDATED: Hinds County Inmate Dies In Jail Cell Fight

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SUSPECT: Elton McLaurin SUSPECT: Elton McLaurin


An inmate dies inside the Hinds County Detention Center, and deputies believe another inmate is to blame.

Saturday morning, a detention officer discovered an inmate lying on the floor unresponsive. The officer attempted CPR and notified medical staff, but the inmate had died.

A preliminary investigation reveals two inmates, housed in the same unit, got into a fight. One man died.

The suspect is 50-year-old Elton McLaurin. He's been housed at the Detention Center since June, 2011 for burglary of a business.

McLaurin could be charged with homicide.

The victim's name has been released, and has been identified as Larry McLaurin, age 56.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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