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Inmate at Hazelton federal prison dies after fight another prisoner


HAZELTON, West Virginia — Federal authorities are investigating the death of an inmate following a fight at the U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton.

The Dominion Post ( ) reports that the prison announced the death of 24-year-old Arvel Crawford on Monday evening. The prison said Crawford died Friday afternoon following a fight with another inmate in a housing unit. The second inmate was treated for minor injuries. He wasn't identified.

Crawford's death is being investigated by the FBI as a homicide.

The prison said Crawford was serving 93 years on charges of murder, conspiracy and possession of a firearm during a violent crime. He had been an inmate at Hazelton since Aug. 4, 2014.

Information from: The Dominion Post,

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