Mississippi inmate dies after being hospitalized earlier this year

Mississippi inmate dies after being hospitalized earlier this year
Mississippi inmate dies after being hospitalized earlier this year (Source: MDOC)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - An inmate of the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility has died while in prison.

Krysta Lesherri Chewe, 47, died Sunday at Merit Health Central in Jackson where she had been hospitalized earlier this year.

The cause and the manner of her death will be determined by an autopsy.

Chewe was sentenced on Dec. 10, 2019, in Pontotoc County to 20 years for a manslaughter conviction and five years probation for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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