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Inmate Death After Assault Ruled A Homicide

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(AP Photo/California Department of Correction)

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say an inmate has died after being assaulted at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland.

Michael Armstead, 53, died Jan. 9 at a Baltimore hospital, where he was taken after the Nov. 27 assault. Troopers say the medical examiner ruled his death was a homicide caused by a head injury.

Police say Armstead was assaulted as inmates were moving to the dining hall.

Troopers say another inmate is facing charges. Authorities did not identify him.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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