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Prison inmate dies following apparent in-cell attack

According to a press release issued by the Virginia Department of Corrections, the 47-year-old...
According to a press release issued by the Virginia Department of Corrections, the 47-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.(Source: KAIT-TV)
Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 3:36 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - An inmate has died following an apparent attack by another inmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison Saturday afternoon.

According to a press release issued by the Virginia Department of Corrections, 47-year-old Gregory Pierce was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Pierce was serving multiple life sentences for sexual offenses including rape.

The DOC says that the apparent assailant is serving a life sentence for murder.

The death is being investigated as a homicide and remains under investigation.

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