Airway Heights prison inmate dies, days after suffering head injuries in assault

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — An inmate at the Airway Heights Corrections Center died Friday, just days after he was hospitalized from an assault that left him unconscious and bleeding from the head. 

Corrections officers responded to the assault on June 2, according to a spokesperson with the Washington State Department of Corrections. 

The man was taken to Sacred Heart for head injuries, where he passed away three days later. 

The assault is now under investigation.

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