Ohio inmate dies after fight with cellmate

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate has died after a fight with his cellmate at a prison in northern Ohio.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said today that staff at the Mansfield Correctional Institution found 62-year-old Robert Parr in his cell shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston says Parr was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later.

The cause of death has not been released.

Ralston says no details of the fight have been released and no charges have been filed. She says the cellmate was the only other person in the cell with Parr.

Ralston says Parr entered the prison in 2007 after his conviction on rape charges. He was serving a sentence of 10 years to life.

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