Nebraska inmate injured in prison assault dies at a hospital

Nebraska News

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An inmate who was injured during a prison assault earlier this month at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution has died.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 40-year-old Anthony Davis died Saturday at a Lincoln hospital where he had been treated since the Sept. 16 assault. Officials haven’t named the inmate who assaulted Davis because the incident is under investigation.

Davis was serving three lift sentences at the prison for the 2012 shooting deaths of 44-year-old Miguel Avalos and his sons 18-year-old Miguel Avalos Jr. and 16-year-old Jose Avalos. All three were shot after Davis broke into their home to steal drugs and money. He was convicted in 2014.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says the State Patrol is investigating Davis’ death which will be reviewed by a grand jury.

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