Inmate dies at Hays State Prison in Trion Thursday, homicide investigation underway

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The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the suspected homicide death of an inmate at Hays State Prison in Trion on Thursday.

GDC spokesperson Lori Benoit says around 11:57 a.m., Marion Antwan Luke was assaulted by another inmate.

Benoit says medical personnel and staff took Luke to the medical unit as they waited for EMS, but he was pronounced dead minutes later by the facility physician.

According to standard procedure, the GDC is conducting the investigation into his death.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the homicide suspect.

Luke was serving time after being sentenced to eight years in 2014 in Dekalb County for aggravated assault.

This is a developing story - depend on us to update you as we learn more.

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