An inmate’s death at the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione is being investigated as a possible homicide.
The Amador County District Attorney’s office says 43-year-old Thomas Hurst had injuries from an “in-cell disturbance” and was taken to the hospital July 26, where he later died.
Hurst’s cellmate, 25-year-old Clyde Aikens Jr., was named by prison officials as the suspect in the death.
Hurst was serving a 7-year, 4-month sentence for being an ex-felon in possession of ammunition. Aikens is serving a sentence for an armed carjacking.
Officials have yet to release Hurst’s cause of death.