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Family Of Dead Inmate Wants Answers

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     The family of a man killed in the Hinds county jail is looking for answers.

     They say authorities have been unresponsive to their requests for information.... about how he died.

     Autopsy results are back on the victim.

     According to the coroner, 56 year-old Larry McLaurin died from head trauma following a fight with another inmate in a cell this weekend.

     Authorities have charged Elton McClaurin with the killing.

     The death follows another fight late Wednesday night between several inmates that ended with one being stabbed.

     Betty Johnson says she's had little luck getting answers about how and why her brother was allegedly beaten to death in the detention center. Johnson says her calls to the sheriff and the detention center have gone unanswered.

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