RICHMOND — An offender at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia died this evening following an apparent attack by his cellmate.
The 47-year old male inmate was pronounced dead at Dickenson Community Hospital at 6:49 p.m. The inmate was in general population, serving a life sentence without parole for first degree murder. His name is being withheld while the VADOC attempts to reach his next of kin.
The offender’s 54-year old cellmate is serving a life sentence for first degree murder, second degree murder, carjacking and robbery. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.