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Oklahoma prison authorities say 59-year-old inmate killed


January 13, 2019

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison authorities say a 59-year-old man serving life in prison for first-degree murder has been killed in his cell at the state's maximum security prison.

Officials say Anthony Palma was found unresponsive by a correctional officer Friday night in a cell he shared with another inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) south of Tulsa. Attempts to revive Palma were unsuccessful.

Investigators have not said how Palma died but believe the cellmate, who is also serving life in prison for first-degree murder, is...

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