Georgia inmate’s death under investigation

December 26, 2019 GMT

HARDWICK, Ga. (AP) — Georgia state prison officials are investigating an inmate death as a homicide.

Officials with the Georgia Department of Corrections said Thursday that they believe inmate Michael Dawson died from injuries suffered in a fight with another inmate on Christmas morning.

Dawson was an inmate at Baldwin State Prison in Hardwick.

Officials didn’t name the inmate suspected of killing Dawson. Investigators from the prison system and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the death.

Dawson was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2001 in Polk County for rape and aggravated assault. He was later convicted of murder in Savannah in 2008 and sentenced to life.