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Prison officials ID cause of death for Scottsbluff inmate during March uprising | Rural Radio Network

Prison officials ID cause of death for Scottsbluff inmate during March uprising

Prison officials ID cause of death for Scottsbluff inmate during March uprising

Officials have identified the cause of the death for two  inmates killed during a Nebraska prison uprising.

The Department of Correctional Services said Wednesday that Michael Galindo of Scottsbluff died of smoke inhalation and was also stabbed and beaten.

A second inmate, Damon Fitzgerald, was stabbed, beaten, burned and strangled.

Both inmates were found dead after a March 2 uprising at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska. Authorities say they’re still investigating the deaths.

Galindo was serving a sentence for robbery and other offenses. Fitzgerald was in prison for crimes including sexual assault.

The uprising came after a larger riot at the prison in May 2015 in which two other inmates were killed.

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