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Prisoner Attacked, Killed at Western UP Prison

Posted at: 01/14/2013 5:54 PM
Updated at: 01/15/2013 4:37 PM

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MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - State police say a prisoner at the Ojibway Correctional Facility in the western Upper Peninsula was attacked and killed.

Detective Sgt. Russell Larson at the Wakefield post said Monday that troopers got a call about an assault on an inmate Friday. Larson says the inmate died at a hospital the next day.

Larson didn't identify the victim, but WLUC-TV says he was 26-year-old Randolph Conner and died from a brain injury. It says two other inmates punched and kicked him and says the prison has put them in higher-security detention.

Conner was serving time for home invasion, safe-breaking and larceny.

The prison is in Gogebic County's Marenisco Township, about 20 miles east-southeast of Ironwood.

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