Inmate assaulted in Mansfield prison has died, Ohio patrol says

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio inmate was assaulted by another inmate in a prison recreation area and died the next day.

The State Highway Patrol says it is investigating the attack that occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 70 miles northeast of Columbus.

Patrol spokesman Lt. Robert Sellers says the victim was taken to a local hospital, then transported to a Columbus hospital, where he was pronounced dead Aug. 25. The prisoner’s name hasn’t been released.

In March, a serial killer dubbed the “Angel of Death” was beaten to death by a fellow Ohio inmate at Toledo Correctional Institution in northwest Ohio.

In February, an inmate was strangled by another inmate in a prison transport van in Pickaway County in central Ohio. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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