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Inmate kills cellmate at SC maximum security prison

September 13, 2019

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a maximum security South Carolina prison has been killed by his cellmate.

The state Corrections Department says 31-year-old Matthew Williams was found dead in his cell Friday morning at Lieber Correctional Institution.

Prison officials said on Twitter that investigators think he was attacked by his cellmate and they expect to file charges.

Authorities did not name the cellmate or say how Williams died.

Prison records show Williams was serving a 10-year sentence on strong arm robbery charges out of Greenville and Union counties.

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