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Valdosta prison inmate death being investigated as a homicide

Valdosta State Prison (Source: WALB) Valdosta State Prison (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A man who was being held at the state prison in Valdosta died Friday, December 9.

Officials identified the man as Robert Hughes. 

Department of Corrections officials have confirmed that the death is being investigated as a homicide and it was an one-on-one assault.

"The incident is currently under investigation, therefore we cannot discuss details surrounding the incident," said Gwendolyn Hogan of the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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