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Md. inmate dies after assault

Friday - 4/12/2013, 6:00pm  ET

JESSUP, Md. (AP) -- A prison inmate beaten while behind bars has died.

Maryland state police say 26-year-old Javaughn Young died shortly after noon Friday at Shock Trauma. He had been taken there from the Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup after the assault Thursday night.

Young's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

Authorities say Young was found lying in a walkway with a head injury.

Another inmate at the prison has been identified as a suspect. Police say charges against him are pending.


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