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2 Orleans Parish inmates die in 1 hour

5 years ago March 31, 2010 Mar 31, 2010 Wednesday, March 31 2010 Wednesday, March 31, 2010 7:14:02 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Two inmates died in Orleans Parish within an hour of each other this week - the first from a heart attack outside the jail and the second of a stabbing inside it.

The sheriff's office says Shedrick Godfrey collapsed Monday afternoon during community service work with other inmates, and Chris Blevins was stabbed in the chest during a lunchtime fight which another inmate was stabbed.

Ortiz Jackson was booked with second-degree murder of Blevins, and Donald Moore was booked with attempted murder of the other inmate.

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