Inmate killed at Parchman prison Thursday morning

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An inmate was killed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman early Thursday morning.

Burl Cain, commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, reports that the incident took place around 2:00 a.m., according to corrections officers.

The victim had been incarcerated for a total of four years. The inmate has not yet been identified by authorities.

Officials said the unidentified attackers were apprehended with video evidence. The matter will be referred to the district attorney for criminal prosecution.

Investigators with the Corrections Investigative Division of MDOC, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, are investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. More details will be provided when made available.

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