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Inmate death after assaulted ruled a homicide

Wednesday - 1/16/2013, 4:51pm  ET

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

Fifty-three-year-old Michael Armstead 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.


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