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Inmate Death Under Investigation

Gregory C. Dozier
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Joan Heath
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June 28, 2018

Inmate Death Under Investigation


FORSYTH, Ga.– Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation into the death of Ware State Prison inmate Marquis Walker (GDC #1001981464), as a suspected homicide.


Agents have reason to believe Walker died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate. Inmate Walker was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:53 a.m.


Walker was sentenced in 2016 in Richmond County, for Burglary and Forgery in the second degree, and had a maximum release date of 2030.







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