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Georgia state prison inmate said to have commited suicide, say officials

Corrections officials in Georgia say they’re investigating an apparent inmate suicide.

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Georgia State Prison (GSP) in Reidsville, Ga., as an apparent suicide.

On September 11 at approximately 4:25 a.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Hugo Tepanca unresponsive in his cell.

The facility’s medical staff responded and administered CPR. At 4:45 a.m., GSP Medical Director pronounced Tepanca deceased. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Tepanca was sentenced to Life in Hall County for murder.

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