An inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was killed following a fight with another inmate, corrections officials said Sunday.
Major Jones, 32, suffered fatal injuries after the fight broke out around 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Jones was pronounced dead about an hour later after being brought to the prison’s medical center, according to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
Authorities said that 30-year-old Francois — an inmate serving a life sentence for a second-degree murder conviction — was involved in the fight.
It wasn’t immediately known why the men were fighting.
Jones had served less than serving a life sentence for a second-degree murder conviction in Sabine Parish. He had been serving his sentence at the prison since June 2017, officials said.
An autopsy will be performed this week, and possible criminal charges are pending following the outcome of the investigation and the autopsy, the corrections department said.