OXFORD, Miss. — Preliminary findings from an autopsy of an inmate in Mississippi suggest that the man died from a heart attack.
The Oxford Eagle reports the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office released the preliminary report for Lafayette County inmate Thomas Hamer III on Wednesday.
According to the report, 41-year-old Hamer had an enlarged heart and a 90 percent obstruction of an artery, resulting in a heart attack. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department says toxicology reports are unavailable.
Hamer was taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on Friday and pronounced dead upon arrival. Hamer faced federal charges of possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was scheduled to sign a plea agreement Wednesday.
Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com