Coroner: Inmate found dead, hanging in cell at Parchman

Coroner: Inmate found dead, hanging in cell at Parchman

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - An inmate was found dead in his one-man cell in Unit 29 at the MS State Penitentiary at Parchman this morning.

According to the Sunflower County Coroner the inmate has been identified as 26-year-old Joshua Norman. Norman was found hanging in his cell. Coroner Heather Burton said that no foul play is expected.

He was serving a sentence of five years in prison after being convicted of an armed robbery in Oktibbeha County.

The official cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results.

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