Parchman Inmate Killed In Apparent Stabbing

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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. AP)