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Published: Friday, 2/20/2009

Ohio prison inmate thrown over handrail dies


LUCASVILLE, Ohio Authorities in Ohio say a state prison inmate was thrown over a handrail by another inmate and died.

The State Highway Patrol said Thursday that 59-year-old David Hall was thrown from the top range of a cell block this week at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

Hall had been incarcerated since 1994, serving a life sentence for aggravated murder.

His death remains under investigation. No further details were released.

A prison spokesman declined to comment Friday.

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