The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison in Chattooga County on Thursday.
According to a news release from the GDC the death of Marion Luke is being investigated as a suspected homicide.
That official news release reads as follows:
On January 17th – at approximately 11:57am – inmate Marion Luke (GDC#1117396) was assaulted by another inmate. Medical personnel and staff responded and took him to medical, awaiting the arrival of Emergency Medical Services. Inmate Luke was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:05pm, in the medical unit by the facility physician. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.
Luke was sentenced to eight years in 2014, in Dekalb County for Aggravated Assault.
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)