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Maryland inmate died following a prison yard fight involving multiple inmates

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 08:46:13-04

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland inmate is dead after violence involving a cluster of criminals on a prison exercise yard.

Maryland State Police said Sunday 33-year-old inmate Herbert Mayes was dead where he fell inside the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland.

Homicide investigators are looking into what happened Saturday afternoon when Mayes was involved in a scuffle involving six other inmates who all were taken into police custody.

Mayes' body is being autopsied to determine what killed him.