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Inmates Death Investigated as Homicide at Yuma Prison

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The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) has announced the death of one of its inmates in the Arizona State Prison Complex - Yuma. 

According to ADCRR, it is being investigated as a potential homicide after two inmates got into an altercation with one-another. Correctional officers and medical personnel attempted live-saving measures to inmate Robert Boyd but were not successful. He was pronounced dead at 7:02 on Thursday. 

The 52-year-old inmate was serving a life sentence for two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of attempted robbery and armed robbery, and one count of dangerous drug violations. 

A criminal investigation is currently underway in coordination with the medical examiner's office.