Wilkinson County Correctional Facility inmate dies after fight

Published: Aug. 21, 2018 at 4:29 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 5:01 PM CDT
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WILKINSON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is leading the investigating into the death of an inmate at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on August 20, 2018, officers responded after a fight between two inmates in their cell.

They found 24-year-old Nija Syvallus Bonhomme, of Pearl River, on the floor.

Medical personnel immediately responded and attempted to revive Bonhomme, but were unsuccessful.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy and full investigation.

Bonhomme was sentenced in 2016 to 20 years for armed robbery and residential burglary.

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