Authorities: Prisoner suspected of killing his cellmate
Freeland — Authorities say a prisoner is suspected of killing his 23-year-old cellmate at the Saginaw Correctional Facility.
The Saginaw News reports prison staff responded Wednesday night at the prison in Freeland to an assault taking place in their cell.
One prisoner was found unresponsive. Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz says he was pronounced dead that night. He was serving time for criminal sexual conduct.
Gautz says the cellmate suspected in the death, also 23 years old, has been transferred to another prison. He was serving time for unarmed robbery.
Names weren’t immediately released. State police are investigating.