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Inmate fatally beaten in Florida jail cell

July 31, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say an inmate was beaten to death in his north Florida jail cell.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Assistant Chief Brian Kee tells news outlets the incident happened in a cell at the Duval County Jail on Tuesday.

Kee says three inmates were in the cell at the time.

The Florida Times-Union reports all three men had been sentenced, either awaiting transport to Florida State Prison or for a post-sentencing hearing.

Kee says the jail was briefly locked down after the attack. The jail’s medical team was on the scene minutes after the attack, but the victim was already dead.

He says no charges have been filed. An investigation is continuing.

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