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Arkansas inmate dies after assault at Wrightsville prison

November 5, 2019 GMT

WRIGHTSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an inmate at Arkansas prison died following an assault by another inmate.

The Arkansas Department of Corrections says 50-year-old Albert Williams collapsed Sunday morning while being escorted to the Wrightsville Unit’s infirmary for treatment. The department says medical staff was unable to resuscitate Williams, and he died.

The agency says Williams may have suffered a heart attack.

Williams was serving a 35-year sentence out of Sebastian County for multiple convictions, most of them drug-related.

The death is being investigated by Arkansas State Police.