Parchman inmate killed in apparent stabbing, officials say

Mississippi

(AP) — Officials say an inmate has been found dead with stab wounds at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Thirty-four-year-old Bobby Deangelo Hawthorne was found Sunday afternoon.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the apparent killing.

Hawthorne was serving an 18-year sentence for four convictions for drug trafficking and armed robbery in Harrison County.

Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton ruled Hawthorne’s death a homicide shortly after he was pronounced dead at the prison.

Hawthorne is one of more than 80 inmates to die in Mississippi’s prison system since late December.

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