CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cresaptown as an apparent homicide.
Charles Richardson, 28, was found dead in his cell about 5 a.m. Thursday. Correctional officers saw an inmate outside his cell on a tier in possession of clothing that appeared to be bloodstained.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Frigid, Blustery Morning In Store Saturday After Snow
Officials went into the inmate’s cell and found Richardson lying under a blanket. He had sustained trauma to his head.READ MORE: Person Sought In Fire That Killed 3 Baltimore Firefighters; $30K Reward Announced
Troopers said an autopsy was set to be performed Friday.
Richardson was serving a sentence of life without parole for first-degree murder.MORE NEWS: LIVE LOOK: Ocean City Expecting Up To A Foot Of Snow
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