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Inmate serving three assault sentences dies after fight with cellmate

Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

An inmate serving three sentences for aggravated assault, with one of them being domestic-related, has died in prison after a fight with his cellmate.

32-year-old Marc William McGrew, was pronounced dead at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman at 10:11 p.m. Monday. He was taken there from his cell in Unit 29.

McGrew had been in prison since 2015 and was serving a total of 15 years.

He was sentenced on Feb. 12, 2015, to 10 years each for aggravated assault and aggravated assault-domestic involvement in Tate County, followed by 10 years each of probation, and on Dec. 8, 2016, he was sentenced to five years for aggravated assault in DeSoto County.

MDOC said that the formal cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.

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